Books Becoming by Michelle Obama Hardcover, 426 pages, Random House Inc, List Price: $32.50 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleBecomingAuthorMichelle Obama Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers NPR Summary An intimate and uplifting memoir by the former First Lady chronicles the experiences that have shaped her remarkable life, from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago through her setbacks and achievements in the White House. Genres: Nonfiction Biography & Memoir Also by Michelle Obama American Grown Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Becoming Ahhh, the joys of reading. Gulfiya Mukhamatdinova/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Gulfiya Mukhamatdinova/Getty Images Review Code Switch Code Switch's 2018 Book Guide December 12, 2018 We checked in with authors, poets and great literary minds to see what books they think everyone should read this holiday season. Code Switch's 2018 Book Guide Listen · 30:46 30:46 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/674672972/675867881" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Books Novelist And 'Book Matchmaker' Tayari Jones Shares Her Favorite Books Of 2018 December 5, 2018 Ahead of the holidays this year, All Things Considered is inviting writers to talk about the books they'll be gifting to friends and family. Jones, author of An American Marriage, shares her list. Novelist And 'Book Matchmaker' Tayari Jones Shares Her Favorite Books Of 2018 Listen · 5:06 5:06 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/673244863/673857969" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2018's Great Reads November 27, 2018 The Book Concierge is back! Explore more than 300 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics. Nathan Congleton/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images Review Book Reviews Michelle Obama Tells The Story Of 'Becoming' Herself — And The Struggle To Hang On November 9, 2018 The former first lady's new book is a story about her history, how that influenced who she is — and learning to adapt after agreeing to let that life be hijacked by politics.