In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history. In her memoir, readers are invited into her world as she chronicles the experiences that have shaped the woman she is today - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and a lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who ahs staedily defied expectations - and whose story inspires us to do the same.