by Michelle Obama

Rating: 5 out of 5.

So much has already been written about this memoir – do I have more to add?

Of course I do!

Will it be anything fresh? Maybe not, but I found this book so inspiring, so I want to record my thoughts

Michelle’s parents may not have been wealthy, but they instilled in Michelle the precious gift of self belief and that working hard would have it’s own rewards. The messages in this book are so inspiring.
This book is full of quotable quotes and many are listed on Goodreads.

If you don’t get out there and define yourself, you’ll be quickly and inaccurately defined by others.

For every door that’s been opened to me, I’ve tried to open my door to others. And here is what I have to say, finally: Let’s invite one another in. Maybe then we can begin to fear less, to make fewer wrong assumptions, to let go of the biases and stereotypes that unnecessarily divide us. Maybe we can better embrace the ways we are the same. It’s not about being perfect. It’s not about where you get yourself in the end. There’s power in allowing yourself to be known and heard, in owning your unique story, in using your authentic voice. And there’s grace in being willing to know and hear others. This, for me, is how we become.

There are so many more. Her message is always positive, with the exception of her thoughts on Trump (pg 352 on my copy)

Just before starting this memoir I watched the James Corden Carpool Karaoke again.

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