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Michelle Obama's "Becoming": The Most Popular First Lady Memoir Ever

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In this exciting first edition of “Paging Dr. Books,” host Britt Brewer A.K.A “Dr. Books” opens up the request line to a book-loving caller on the hunt for an inspirational read.

You can probably surmise from the name of the episode what title Dr. Books will ultimately recommend. However, before we delve into the Becoming of it all, let Dr. Books guide you through a tour of some thought-provoking, noteworthy books that standout in the First Lady Memoir genre.

So, sharpen your pencil and dust off that pad — ’cause Dr. Books is in the house, and she’s ready to recommend your next favorite book!

Books Mentioned

“Becoming” by Michelle Obama

“Living History,” “Hard Choices,” and “What Happened” by Hillary Clinton

“The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt” by Eleanor Roosevelt

“The Personal Memoirs of Julia Dent Grant” by Julia Dent Grant

“The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty” by Susan Page

"Becoming" is Michelle Obama's intimate and inspiring memoir, reflecting on her journey from growing up on Chicago's South Side to her role as the first African American First Lady of the United States. This #1 New York Times bestseller, an Oprah's Book Club pick, and NAACP Image Award winner, chronicles her life filled with meaningful accomplishments and her advocacy for women and girls worldwide. With honesty and wit, she shares her personal and public triumphs and disappointments, offering a deeply personal reckoning that inspires readers to defy expectations and pursue their own unique paths.

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