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  • Published: 16 November 2022
  • ISBN: 9780241621240
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $55.00

The Light We Carry

Overcoming In Uncertain Times




The powerful, insightful follow-up to the critically acclaimed, multi-million #1 bestselling memoir Becoming

The powerful, insightful follow-up to the critically acclaimed, multi-million #1 bestselling memoir Becoming

In her inspiring follow-up to Becoming, former First Lady Michelle Obama shares practical wisdom and powerful strategies for staying hopeful and balanced in today's highly uncertain world.

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 do we do when it all starts to feel like too much? Michelle Obama believes that we can all lean on a set of tools to help us better navigate change and remain steady within flux.

The Light We Carry 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 overcome various obstacles -- the earned wisdom that helps her continue to "become."

With trademark humour, candour, 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. A rewarding blend of powerful stories and profound advice, The Light We Carry will inspire readers to examine their own lives, identify their sources of gladness, and connect meaningfully in a turbulent world.

  • Published: 16 November 2022
  • ISBN: 9780241621240
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $55.00

About the author

Michelle Obama

Michelle Robinson 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. The Obamas currently live in Washington, DC, and have two daughters, Malia and Sasha.

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Praise for The Light We Carry

Honest, funny, wise and perceptive

The Times

The pragmatic hopefulness you find on every page of Obama's book is perhaps the best reason to go out and buy a copy

Observer

There is plenty of wisdom in this book to help the rest of us

Telegraph

Obama's gift for brilliant, evocative and honest writing is undeniable

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Obama's road map for uncertain times resonates in ways that other self-help books do not

New York Times

The former First Lady's follow-up to Becoming is the soothing balm we all need right now

Grazia

Ideal for anyone looking to give the gift of wisdom

Woman & Home

Expect wisdom and insight from the former first lady as we continue to navigate uncertain times

Stylist

A powerful look at how to work though fear, and will inspire readers to take a step back to reflect and recharge

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