Her life. Her learnings. Her toolkit to live boldly.
How do we build enduring and honest relationships?
How can we discover strength and community inside our differences?
What do we do when it all starts to feel like too much?
Michelle Obama believes that when we light up for others, we can illuminate the richness and potential of the world around us, discovering deeper truths and new pathways for progress.
In The Light We Carry, the former First Lady shares her practical wisdom and powerful strategies for staying hopeful and balanced in today's highly uncertain world. A mother, daughter, spouse and friend, she shares fresh stories, her insightful reflections on change and the earned wisdom that helps her continue to "become." With her trademark humour, candour, and compassion, she also explores issues connected to race, gender, and visibility, encouraging readers to work through fear, find strength in community, and live with boldness.
The Light We Carry will inspire readers to examine their own lives, identify their sources of gladness, and connect meaningfully in a turbulent world.
Praise for her critically acclaimed, multi-million #1 bestselling memoir, Becoming:
'This is a rich, entertaining and candid memoir...it is as beautifully written as any piece of fiction' -- i
'In the best moments of Becoming, the miracle of Michelle Obama arises' -- Vanity Fair
'Intimate, inspiring and set to become hugely influential' -- Sunday Times
'Becoming serenely balances gravity and grace, uplift and anecdote' -- Observer
Honest, funny, wise and perceptive ― The Times
The pragmatic hopefulness you find on every page of Obama's book is perhaps the best reason to go out and buy a copy ― Observer
There is plenty of wisdom in this book to help the rest of us ― Telegraph
Obama's gift for brilliant, evocative and honest writing is undeniable ― i
Obama's road map for uncertain times resonates in ways that other self-help books do not ― New York Times
The former First Lady's follow-up to Becoming is the soothing balm we all need right now ― Grazia
Ideal for anyone looking to give the gift of wisdom ― Woman & Home
Expect wisdom and insight from the former first lady as we continue to navigate uncertain times ― Stylist
A powerful look at how to work though fear, and will inspire readers to take a step back to reflect and recharge ― Waitrose Weekend
Publisher : Crown (15 November 2022)
Language : English
Hardcover : 336 pages
ISBN-10 : 0593237463
ISBN-13 : 978-0593237465
Dimensions : 16.21 x 2.92 x 24.31 cm
Customer Reviews: 4.7 4.7 out of 5 stars 8,409 ratings
About the Author
Michelle Obama served as First Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017. A graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School, Mrs. Obama started her career as an attorney at the Chicago law firm Sidley & Austin, where she met her future husband, Barack Obama. She later worked in the Chicago mayor's office, at the University of Chicago, and at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Mrs. Obama also founded the Chicago chapter of Public Allies, an organization that prepares young people for careers in public service. She is the author of the #1 global bestseller Becoming and the #1 national bestseller American Grown. The Obamas currently live in Washington, D.C., and have two daughters, Malia and Sasha.