The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER • In an inspiring follow-up to her acclaimed memoir Becoming, former First Lady Michelle Obama shares practical wisdom and powerful strategies for staying hopeful and balanced in today’s highly uncertain world.
There may be no tidy solutions or pithy answers to life’s big challenges, but Michelle Obama believes that we can all locate and lean on a set of tools to help us better navigate change and remain steady within flux. In The Light We Carry, she opens a frank and honest dialogue with readers, considering the questions many of us wrestle with: How do we build enduring and honest relationships? How can we discover strength and community inside our differences? What tools do we use to address feelings of self-doubt or helplessness? What do we do when it all starts to feel like too much?
Michelle Obama offers readers a series of fresh stories and insightful reflections on change, challenge, and power, including her belief 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. Drawing from her experiences as a mother, daughter, spouse, friend, and First Lady, she shares the habits and principles she has developed to successfully adapt to change and overcome various obstacles—the earned wisdom that helps her continue to “become.” She details her most valuable practices, like “starting kind,” “going high,” and assembling a “kitchen table” of trusted friends and mentors. With trademark humor, candor, 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.
“When we are able to recognize our own light, we become empowered to use it,” writes Michelle Obama. A rewarding blend of powerful stories and profound advice that will ignite conversation, The Light We Carry inspires readers to examine their own lives, identify their sources of gladness, and connect meaningfully in a turbulent world.

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144 reviews
February 2, 2023
Negative 5 stars is more like it. This hypocrite two faced liar shouldnt be selling books. And can someone explain to me why black history month even exists. The africans dont even know their own culture or what happened in their past history for that matter.
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Barbara E. Marshall Campbell
November 22, 2022
I read the free sample with interest and enjoyed Michelle Obama's friendly conversational tone which is incredibly readable. Her writing style isn't bogged down with difficult words that only a lawyer with a Master's Degree can understand. No reading vocabulary creating comprehension difficulties sent me in search of a words pronunciation and definition to simply understand what I read. After the holidays, I hope to purchase our former First Lady's insightful narrative. From preteen to heaven's door, a person of almost any age and education with basic knowledge of the English language can read and comprehend Michelle Obama's book and enjoy her open insightful candor. The book just made my wish list for 2023 reads. I love and respect the Obama's from afar, their calm good natured practical knowledgeable leadership. I feel that they are distant family, allies who care enough to listen and comprehend, to communicate empathetically on a level everyone can understand. B.Campbell
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LISA Morgan
January 13, 2023
I love First Lady Michelle Obama. She is very intelligent and educated. I admire the fact that she doesn't mine sharing her abilities with others regardless of there age. I love her books the encouragements that she give though her own experiences. She is aa Amazing Leader for All woman from all walks of life. She's an inspiration for our young women of today. We need more and more women willing to share there life experiences with hope of helping someone who doesn't have no one to turn to.
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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.

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