The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times
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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. Read more


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