There are so many reasons to love Michelle Obama and Becoming aptly embodies all of them. She says it like it is. She is self-aware. She is serious but doesn’t take herself too seriously. Whether you are a Democrat or Republican, single or married, it is hard not be touched by her authenticity or inspired by her story. Not surprisingly from a self-proclaimed “box checking” lawyer, her story is nuanced, sharing the facts, while giving you a peek into her emotions, insecurities, and values. There are so many life lessons woven through the chapters. It was hard to narrow in, but we narrowed in on a few. If you haven’t read it yet, hopefully, this inspires you.