The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times

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$40.00  $37.20
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Random House Audio Publishing Group
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5.8 X 5.0 X 0.6 inches | 0.53 pounds
Language
English
Type
Compact Disc
EAN/UPC
9780593677872

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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.

Reviews

"A deeply personal and hugely inspirational exploration of 'what keeps us upright in the face of uncertainty . . .' In other words, perfect for now."--O Quarterly

"A joy to read."--Los Angeles Times

"Reaffirming . . . What makes the book special is that it builds on parts of Becoming, and [Michelle] Obama serves as mentor and guide."--The Washington Post

"Obama's road map for uncertain times resonates in ways that other self-help books do not. . . . Through her stories, experiences and thoughts, we're finding the light with her."--The New York Times

"[Michelle Obama's] clear-eyed confidence is a model for anyone searching for reason, strength, and optimism in tough times."--Lucy Feldman, Time's 100 Must-Read Books of 2022

"Miraculously, these self-help bromides don't come across as cloying, mainly because Obama is so disarmingly honest about her fears, failures and all-too-human flaws. . . . You can't argue with the hard-fought wisdom of such an accomplished woman."--The Guardian

"Though Obama makes it clear she still struggles with plenty of self-doubt and doesn't have all the answers, she provides a pretty thorough road map to living a fuller, kinder, better life."--USA Today

"A heartening pep talk from the former first lady."--Kirkus Reviews

"In The Light We Carry, Obama shares ideas for quelling what roils our stomachs and ways to move forward. She's like a big sister whispering in my ear, 'You are enough.'"--Philadelphia Inquirer

"Encouraging, sometimes funny, always chummy . . . The Light We Carry contains a multitude of other poignant, amusing anecdotes and helpful advice for all types of readers."--BookPage

Praise for Michelle Obama's Becoming

"A serious work of candid reflection by a singular figure of early-twenty-first-century America . . . Becoming is refined and forthright, gracefully written and at times laugh-out-loud funny."--Isabel Wilkerson, The New York Times Book Review

"Becoming is inspirational without trying to be. From the first words, the very warmth that permeates its author emanates from the pages. . . . Becoming manages to be a coming-of-age tale, a love story and a family saga all in one. More importantly, this book is a reminder that America is still a work-in-progress, and that hope can be an action word if we allow it to be. Becoming is a balm that America needs, from a woman America does not yet deserve."--Angie Thomas, Time

"Deeply personal and refreshingly honest . . . She's thoughtful, humorous, bracingly revealing, and when it's time, she does us all the favor of showing us the human side of a man worshipped by so many. . . . It's human and genuine and welcoming to see the layers of humanity she holds open. . . . Michelle Obama's story can maybe inspire you to find a path for your own story."--Shonda Rhimes, Shondaland

"A complex, accomplished life recounted with confidence and candor . . . Every page sparkles with directness and grace."--Douglas Brinkley, The Boston Globe