I’ve been meaning to read this book for ages. I asked for it for Christmas but my partner Ryan forgot but I had two gift cards for Waterstones so I grabbed a copy straight away. This is a beautiful book. It’s probably one of the best memoirs I’ve read.
This is a book that we have all been waiting for, isn’t it? I remember when the first announcement was out and I immediately got excited and then the cover real! Suddenly, it started to feel very real. And now it’s out in the world and here is Michelle Obama’s story, in Becoming. And it really is something very special.
It’s that time of the year! The nights are darker, the Christmas coffeeshop cups are out, the John Lewis advert is out… of course, Christmas. Started your Christmas shopping? Finished it? Or haven’t even started? Don’t worry, I’ve decided to do Christmas gift guides to give you inspiration for a Christmas present for your loved ones.
I love a good memoir. I used to have them for Christmas. Mostly memoirs from my favourite stars growing up: David Walliams, Ant & Dec, Rob Brydon, Jennifer Saunders, Dermot O’Leary. But most of these memoirs were straight-forward in it’s structure. Born – growing up – school – leaving school – career, etc. I think it’s refreshing when a celebrity releases a memoir and goes against the traditional idea of a memoir.
Lately, when I’ve been looking at my TBR pile or browsing through books on Amazon, I keep telling myself: I need to read more funny books. Books that are hilarious on every page, whether that being fiction or non-fiction. So, when I saw this book in a giveaway on Twitter, I took my chance and I won a copy of a proof of the book! I never win anything! And it was signed! This book is funny. It’s hilarious on every page and oozing with charm and a big heart.
Ever since reading Hillary Clinton’s book What Happened, I seem to have read and enjoyed a lot about American politics. Most recently, of course, Fire & Fury (didn’t enjoy that much but I’m glad I read it – you know what I mean?). So when I saw this book being published, and with that gorgeous cover, I knew I had to grab myself a copy.