Michelle Obama: Quotes to Live By – Book Review

Michelle Obama: Quotes to Live By – Book Review

MIchelle Obama Quotes to Live by

Michelle Obama: Quotes to Live By

Author – Alex Lemon
Publisher – Carlton Books
Pages – 192
Released – 13th June 2019
ISBN-13 – 978-1787392908
Format – ebook, hardcover
Reviewer – Stacey
Rating – 4.5 Stars
I received a free copy of this book.
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Michelle Obama: Quotes to Live By is a life-affirming collection of over 170 quotes from one of the world’s most admired and respected public figures. As a student, she excelled; as a lawyer, she rose through the ranks; as a mother, she inspired and nurtured two girls; and as the First Lady of the United States, she used her platform to disseminate her strongly-held beliefs.

Intelligence, generosity, strength, bravery, confidence, and hard work are all key attributes associated with Michelle Obama, and this book serves to cement her place as one of the strongest voices on the global stage today. “When you are struggling and you start thinking about giving up, I want you to remember something … and that is the power of hope.

The belief that something better is always possible if you’re willing to work for it and fight for it.” Final speech as First Lady of the United States, January 2017.

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Michelle Obama: Quotes to Live By is a small book at just over 14cms in height. If you are someone who likes to carry motivational quotes with you to get you through the day, then this book is the perfect size to fit in your bag.

The book as the title suggests is filled to the brim with quotes from the ex-First-Lady. It is split into six sections:-

Family & Relationships

Each quote has written underneath it where Michelle said or wrote her words and in which year. There are some amazing quotes in the book, a few I’d heard Michelle say over the years but a lot I hadn’t heard of before.

When times get tough and fear sets in, think of those people who paved the way for you and those who are counting on you to pave the way for them‘ – University of California, Merced, commencement, May 2009.

This is a book you can dip in and out of. It is a book that you can randomly select a page and find a powerful quote. You don’t have to read the book cover to cover. You might not find that all the quotes are relevant to yourself – I found a few that weren’t relevant to me, but I still managed to appreciate them all.

If you love quotes and you admire Michelle Obama then this is an amazing book that would be a great investment for you. I say investment as I believe it is a book that will be kept for a long time to come and when you need a little pick-me-up or a bit of a motivational chat, then this book is handy to have available.

Book Reviewer – Stacey

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24 Responses

  1. Ashleigh says:

    Great review

  2. This sounds like a great book to have around!

  3. DJ Sakata says:

    I adore this woman but I really miss her husband!

  4. Shelley W says:

    Looks fab

  5. Bentley says:

    I love Michelle Obama. What grace, intelligence and elegance she brought to the role of First Lady. Miss her and her hubby dearly!

  6. Mandi Schneck says:

    Michelle Obama is my idol…I need to pick this up!

  7. Stormi says:

    Lovely review. I love a good quote!

  8. Emma Mane says:

    I love quotes. I have a book of them too. I will have to buy this book to add to my collection.

  9. I love Michelle so much. I want her back! Very nice review.

  10. Robin Loves Reading says:

    Great review. I don’t read books like this but I may give this a try.

  11. Great review! I know all about her recent autobiography, but didn’t know about this novel. Will need to check it out!

  12. I know that feeling.

  13. Brilliant, I hope you manage to get a copy.

  14. I agree with you entirely.

  15. Fantastic, I hope you enjoy all the quotes.

  16. Thank you, so do I.

  17. Me too. Brilliant, I hope you enjoy this book too.

  18. Thank you. It is well worth it.

  19. Thank you. It is lovely.