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The Light We Carry : Overcoming In Uncertain Times - Michelle Obama

The Light We Carry

Overcoming In Uncertain Times

By: Michelle Obama

Paperback | 23 April 2024 | Edition Number 1

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In her bestselling follow-up to the worldwide phenomenon Becoming, Michelle Obama shares practical wisdom and insightful reflections to help us find inner strength; create and deepen relationships with others; and better protect and strengthen ourselves.

Drawing from her experiences as a mother, daughter, spouse, friend, and First Lady, she shares the tools, habits and principles that she has developed to successfully adapt to change, like "starting kind", "going high", and assembling a "kitchen table" of trusted friends and mentors.

Full of humour and candour, fresh stories and profound advice, The Light We Carry will inspire readers to remain hopeful and balanced in a turbulent world.

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.
Industry Reviews
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 * i *

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 *

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