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  • The Light We Carry

  • Overcoming in Uncertain Times
  • By: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (256 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The powerful, inspiring follow-up to the critically acclaimed, multi-million #1 bestselling memoir Becoming.

In The Light We Carry, former First Lady Michelle Obama shares practical wisdom and powerful strategies for staying hopeful and balanced in today's highly uncertain world.

She considers 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 do we do when it all starts to feel like too much? Michelle Obama believes that we can all lean on a set of tools to help us better navigate change and remain steady within flux.

The Light We Carry offers listeners 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 overcome various obstacles—the earned wisdom that helps her continue to "become".

With trademark humour, candour, and compassion, she also explores issues connected to race, gender, and visibility, encouraging listeners to work through fear, find strength in community, and live with boldness. The Light We Carry will inspire listeners to examine their own lives, identify their sources of gladness, and connect meaningfully in a turbulent world.

©2022 Michelle Obama (P)2022 Penguin Audio

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Impressive follow up from “Becoming”

Michelle Obama has managed to go even deeper into her unique story to express and examine her profound insights about how we can proceed with integrity and efficacy through a “ beautiful and broken “ world. Her intellectual honesty is accessible and inspiring and I will be listening to it many times over to keep considering the wonderfully soothing ideas and advice. This is why we love her.

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A nice read but nothing new

Michelle is an inspiration but this did not change my life and felt like an excuse to write a book

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Authenticity and discernment

Michelle has been like my second Mum whilst I listen to this offering; She poignantly shares from her heart, her head and helps us all have a better understanding of the real and complex dynamics in play in the stories she brings to life. Intent on inclusivity, authenticity and developing wise hope alongside call to actions to improve our world, however possible. This book is one which I’ll listen to again to refresh me on how to communicate excellently, the questions to focus on and for finding a sense of love and belonging.

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What an amazing, intelligent woman.

powerful relevant and insight guide to facing fear and change in our lives. recommended including her first book - Becoming.

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Sensible advice for life

Full of great tips that you can take into many situations in everyday life.

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feel good book

This was an overall excellent read. A feel good book which encourages positivity. Love it♥️

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Fabulous!

I loved this just as much as Becoming!!
Michelle is an incredible woman, in all ways. She portrays grace in all she does and says.
Her wisdom, honesty, compassion and humility are truly admirable, a sincerely inspiring Soul.
I can recommend this book highly enough

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Simply the best

Intelligent education, precise, comprehensive and encouraging.

A great example of the best in self-discipline and leadership. You’re amazing Michelle.

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The perfect Sequel to Becoming

Really enjoy listening to Michelle’s soothing voice as she gives her wise and honest account of life in and beyond the White House. A great listen.

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Amazing

So wise insightful and relevant - heartfelt thanks to Michelle for putting herself out there and writing this book.

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