The Light We Carry - Michelle Obama

The Light We Carry

By Michelle Obama

  • Release Date: 2022-11-15
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4
From 231 Ratings


#1 NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER • ONE OF TIME’S 100 MUST-READ BOOKS OF 2022 • In an inspiring follow-up to her critically acclaimed, #1 bestselling memoir Becoming, former First Lady Michelle Obama shares practical wisdom and powerful strategies for staying hopeful and balanced in today’s highly uncertain world.
There may be no tidy solutions or pithy answers to life’s big challenges, but Michelle Obama believes that we can all locate and lean on a set of tools to help us better navigate change and remain steady within flux. 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 tools do we use to address feelings of self-doubt or helplessness? What do we do when it all starts to feel like too much?
Michelle Obama 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 adapt to change and overcome various obstacles—the earned wisdom that helps her continue to “become.” She details her most valuable practices, like “starting kind,” “going high,” and assembling a “kitchen table” of trusted friends and mentors. With trademark humor, candor, 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.
“When we are able to recognize our own light, we become empowered to use it,” writes Michelle Obama. A rewarding blend of powerful stories and profound advice that will ignite conversation, The Light We Carry inspires readers to examine their own lives, identify their sources of gladness, and connect meaningfully in a turbulent world.


  • Narcissistic Writing

    By Alyblueyz
    All you ever need to know about a Narcissist who is an ELITIST!
  • Life Lessons From a Life Winner

    By Mylor007
    Congratulations, Mrs. Obama, on another well-written book. While I’m not exactly sure that I’d call this a second memoir, what I am sure of is that the wealth of experience you have accumulated in your impressive life, channeled into advice for readers of all ages, from all walks of life, at different levels of life is something that will stick with me; especially now that I am embarking on a journey that will hopefully see me live out my days with my life partner. Thank you for this gem.
  • Love her wisdom!

    By Janner 11
    Michelle has such wonderful advice and insights. Reading her books is like therapy for me. I’m always so impressed with her parents and their guidance. She gives me strength.
  • Inspirational

    By Fia’apia Findley
    It gave me everything I needed to know I WILL be okay and I can do it!
  • Absolutely loved it…

    By BHBrooks
    What a gift this book is - it feels like a conversation with an old friend, as they’re helping you out of a difficult time. I couldn’t have loved it more.
  • Go high

    By Smfd3223
    Insightful and strong messages that will guide any and all to go high. Very much enjoyed!
  • Wonderful

    By E Early
    The book was wonderful; a reminder of what is good in the world. What is disturbing are the comments some of the reviewers made about this human being. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
  • Perfect!

    By Mommymoose
    What a remarkable woman! This book does not disappoint. Simply a marvelous and inspiring read. Thank you to Ms. Obama for all she and her husband have given to all of us- especially decency in a time that morality can seem non existent.
  • Love it

    By xHachiko
    This book is wonderful 💕
  • Xoxo

    By ndbdbdbdbdbdj
    Spread love not hate