Nonfiction Book Group – Summer 2019
July 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join us on Friday, July 26 at 7 p.m. at the WUUC Campout for a meeting of the WUUC Nonfiction Book Group. We will be discussing “Becoming” by Michelle Obama. RSVP to Cora Goss-Grubbs at email@example.com. RSVP not required, but would be helpful for planning purposes.
NOTE: The audiobook version of “Becoming,” read by Michelle Obama herself, is especially recommended.
About “Becoming” …
In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America—the first African American to serve in that role—she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare.
In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her — from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it—in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations—and whose story inspires us to do the same.
The former first lady opens up about her early life, her journey to the White House, and the eight history-making years that followed.
Four times a year, the WUUC Book Discussion Group gathers to read and talk about a nonfiction book. You only attend the meetings about books that interest you, so we end up with a different group of participants every time. We meet to connect, and talk about a book in depth. Anyone is welcome to suggest a book and/or lead a discussion. Contact Alaine Davis, firstname.lastname@example.org to suggest a book, or offer to host a future discussion.