REVIEW : BECOMING

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TITLE: Becoming
AUTHOR: Michelle Obama
GENRES: Memoir, Non-fiction
FORMAT: Audiobook
LENGTH: 19 hours
PUBLISHED: November 13th 2018
PUBLISHER: Random House Audio

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An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States.

In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America—the first African-American to serve in that role—she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare.

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it—in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations—and whose story inspires us to do the same.

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ARC REVIEW : GOOD MOMS HAVE SCARY THOUGHTS

42515531TITLE: Good Moms Have Scary Thoughts
AUTHOR: Karen Kleiman
ILLUSTRATOR: Molly McIntyre
GENRES: Nonfiction, Self-Help
FORMAT: EARC
PAGES: 160
EXPECTED PUBLICATION: March 1st 2019
PUBLISHER: Familius

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Over 90 percent of new mothers will have scary, intrusive thoughts about their baby and themselves. What if I drop him? What if I snap and hurt my baby? Mothering is so hard–I don’t know if I really want to do this anymore. Gosh, I’m so terrible for thinking that! Yet for too many mothers, those thoughts remain secret, hidden away in a place of shame that can quickly grow into anxiety, postpartum depression, and even self-harm. But here’s the good news: you CAN feel better!

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MINI REVIEWS (#3)

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28820055TITLE: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
AUTHOR: Mark Manson
GENRES: Nonfiction, Self Help
FORMAT: Audiobook
PUBLISHED: September 13th 2016
PUBLISHER: HarperAudio
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What I Think

I need to but this as physical book, it has so many things that are just the things I need to remind myself time to time. This was super fun to listen! I don’t usually read any kind of self help books, I’m just “nope, I don’t need that. Besides it’s going to be so boring, like studying on exam for school.” But this was so funny and yet at the same time helpful! I laughed a lot and at the same time I did actually learn something about myself and my life and what should I do differently.

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25331975TITLE: Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things
AUTHOR: Jenny Lawson
GENRES: Nonfiction, Humor, Memoir
FORMAT: Audiobook
PUBLISHED: September 22nd 2015
PUBLISHER: Macmillan Audio
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What I Think

I enjoyed this book so much!! Even though it’s quite heavy subject, I found myself smiling a lot during this. I might have gotten some weird looks while walking in town and smiling like an idiot, lol.
I also saw many similarities between me and Jenny and my hubby and Victor. I’ve gone through these too and it’s actually really helpful to hear someone telling that she’s going through that too.
And the fact that she herself narrated this audiobook possibly made this even better! And I love the cover!

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23492600TITLE: F*ck Feelings
AUTHOR: Michael I. Bennett & Sarah Bennett
GENRES: Nonfiction, Self Help
FORMAT: Audiobook
PUBLISHED: 2015
PUBLISHER: Tantor Media
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What I Think

This was one painfully long audiobook to listen. I’m not even sure why I listened it till the end. I kind of thought that this would be something similar to the subtle art of not giving a f*ck. But it wasn’t. I didn’t find it at all humorous even though it has been said to be in humor genre too. This book went through almost everything problematic in the world and I just couldn’t feel connection with the book. There were some parts that I could connect but mostly it was just everything else that I didn’t have any connection at all, well maybe something I had seen on news at some point. But yeah, I didn’t really like this one.

 

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