The Light We Carry by Michelle Obama

Her life. Her learnings. Her toolkit to live boldly.

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 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.

The Light We Carry, the former First Lady shares her practical wisdom and powerful strategies for staying hopeful and balanced in today's highly uncertain world. A mother, daughter, spouse and friend, she shares fresh stories, her insightful reflections on change and the earned wisdom that helps her continue to "become." With her trademark humour, candour, and compassion, 
The Light We Carry will inspire readers to examine their own lives, identify their sources of gladness, and connect meaningfully in a turbulent world.

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Honest, funny, wise and perceptive ― The Times

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 ― i

 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

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

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.

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Viking (15 November 2022)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 336 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0241621240
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0241621240
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 548 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 16.2 x 2.9 x 24 cm
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