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Becoming

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An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former first lady of the United States. Number one New York Times best seller  Watch the Emmy-nominated Netflix original documentary Oprah’s Book Club Pick NAACP Image Award Winner One of Essence’s 50 most impactful Black books of the past 50 years   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 US 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 listeners 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.

©2018 Michelle Obama (P)2018 Random House Audio

Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
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Devenir

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Dans ses mémoires très attendus, Michelle Obama raconte son parcours exceptionnel, depuis son enfance dans le South Side de Chicago en passant par les années au cours desquelles elle a dû concilier sa vie d’avocate et de mère de famille, jusqu’aux huit années passées à la Maison-Blanche, où l’ancienne première dame a su imprimer sa marque tout en soutenant son mari alors qu’il dirigeait l’Amérique pendant des moments difficiles.   "Il y a encore tant de choses que j'ignore au sujet de l'Amérique, de la vie, et de ce que l'avenir nous réserve. Mais je sais qui je suis. Mon père, Fraser, m'a appris à travailler dur, à rire souvent et à tenir parole. Ma mère, Marian, à penser par moi même et à faire entendre ma voix. Tous les deux ensemble, dans notre petit appartement du quartier du South Side de Chicago, ils m'ont aidée à saisir ce qui faisait la valeur de notre histoire, de mon histoire, et plus largement de l'histoire de notre pays. Même quand elle est loin d'être belle et parfaite. Même quand la réalité se rappelle à vous plus que vous ne l'auriez souhaité. Votre histoire vous appartient, et elle vous appartiendra toujours. À vous de vous en emparer." Michelle Obama  

©2018 Éditions Fayard (P)2018 Audiolib

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The Scorch Trials

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Book two in the blockbuster Maze Runner series that spawned a movie franchise and ushered in a worldwide phenomenon! And don't miss The Fever Code, the highly-anticipated series conclusion that finally reveals the story of how the maze was built!  Thomas was sure that escape from the Maze would mean freedom for him and the Gladers. But WICKED isn't done yet. Phase Two has just begun. The Scorch. The Gladers have two weeks to cross through the Scorch—the most burned-out section of the world. And WICKED has made sure to adjust the variables and stack the odds against them. There are others now. Their survival depends on the Gladers' destruction—and they're determined to survive. Friendships will be tested. Loyalties will be broken. All bets are off.  The Maze Runner and Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials are now major motion pictures featuring the star of MTV's Teen Wolf, Dylan O'Brien; Kaya Scodelario; Aml Ameen; Will Poulter; and Thomas Brodie-Sangster. The third movie, Maze Runner: The Death Cure, will hit screens in 2018.  Also look for James Dashner's edge-of-your-seat MORTALITY DOCTRINE series!  Praise for the Maze Runner series: A #1 New York Times Bestselling Series A USA Today Bestseller A Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of the Year An ALA-YASLA Best Fiction for Young Adults Book An ALA-YALSA Quick Pick  "[A] mysterious survival saga that passionate fans describe as a fusion of Lord of the Flies, The Hunger Games, and Lost." (EW)  "Wonderful action writing—fast-paced…but smart and well observed." (Newsday) "[A] nail-biting must-read." (Seventeen)  "Breathless, cinematic action." (Publishers Weekly) "Heart pounding to the very last moment." (Kirkus Reviews) "Exclamation-worthy." (Romantic Times) "James Dashner's illuminating prequel [The Kill Order] will thrill fans of this Maze Runner [series] and prove just as exciting for readers new to the series." (Shelf Awareness, Starred) "Take a deep breath before you start any James Dashner book." (Deseret News)

©2010 James Dashner (P)2010 Listening Library

Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
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Mi historia [Becoming]

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Escucha el íntimo, poderoso e inspirador libro de memorias de la exprimera dama de Estados Unidos. Protagonista de una vida plena y exitosa, Michelle Obama se ha convertido en una de las mujeres más icónicas y cautivadoras de nuestra era. Como primera dama de los Estados Unidos de América, y primera afroamericana en desempeñar esa función, contribuyó a que la Casa Blanca alcanzara sus mayores cotas de apertura y pluralidad de la historia; se erigió en destacada defensora de las mujeres y las niñas en Estados Unidos y en el resto del mundo, introdujo cambios drásticos encaminados a promover una vida saludable y activa en las familias, y acompañó a su esposo cuando el país atravesaba algunos de los momentos más desgarradores de su historia. Por el camino nos enseñó pasos de baile, causó furor en Carpool Karaoke y consiguió criar a dos hijas con los pies en la tierra bajo el implacable escrutinio de los medios de comunicación. En sus memorias, profundamente reflexivas y cautivadoras, Michelle Obama nos invita a entrar en su mundo relatando las experiencias que han forjado su carácter, desde su infancia en la zona sur de Chicago, hasta los años que vivió en la residencia más famosa del mundo, pasando por su etapa como alta directiva, durante la que tuvo que compaginar la maternidad con la vida profesional. Haciendo gala de una honestidad a toda prueba y de un ingenio vivaz, describe sus logros y decepciones tanto en la esfera pública como en la privada, y narra sin ambages la historia de su vida, con sus propias palabras y en sus propios términos. Cálido, lúcido y revelador, Mi Historia es un relato excepcionalmente íntimo de una mujer de gran moralidad y valía, que una vez y otra ha superado todas las expectativas y cuya historia nos inspira a seguir su ejemplo. Las mejores obras de no ficción en formato audiolibro. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.

©2018 Michelle Obama (P)2018 Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial, S.A.U.

Narrator: Jane Santos
Length: 19 hrs and 43 mins
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The Unchained Man: The Alpha Male 2.0: Be More Happy, Make More Money, Get Better with Women, Live More Free

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Learn step by step how you can create a high-income, low-work business as well as relationships with women based on freedom instead of rules and drama. If you're a man who has any of the following problems... Doesn't make enough money  Has trouble attracting women  Has problems maintaining quality relationships with women  Has difficulty hitting your big goals  Has work that consumes too much of your life  Has trouble staying motivated  Tends to have lots of "drama" in your relationships ...then this book was written specifically for you. It's full of proven principles and techniques that have been successfully used by men all over the Western world. Because of rapidly changing technology and cultural norms, for the first time in history a man can live truly as he desires. He can truly be free, both in his business life and woman life, even if he's committed to one special girl.  In The Unchained Man: The Alpha Male 2.0, you will learn specific, step-by-step techniques to:   Design a low-work, high-income business you can run from anywhere with no employees. Design the perfect type of relationship for you: casual, very serious and committed, or something in between. One where you can love a woman but still be free to do whatever you want without having to "check in" with anyone.  Design an entire life structured to make you happier.  Be more focused on your big goals while still maintaining personal freedom and happiness. Hit those goals faster!  Dramatically improve your dating and sex life.  Better manage your time and reduce stress.  Overcome mental blocks to your own happiness, most of which you don't even know are there!  Be more confident.  Look better.  Integrate women, or that one special woman, into your life with fewer restrictions on your happiness, freedom, and masculinity.  Make more money from fewer hours of work.  Get your income up fast. Raise happy children (if kids are something you want).  And much more Thousands of men all over the world have already improved their work lives, relationship lives, sex lives, personal freedom, and happiness by living the lifestyle of the Alpha Male 2.0. Join us! It's a very good place to be, and it's all in this book.

©2015 DCS International LLC (P)2018 DCS International LLC

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American Grown

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In April 2009, First Lady Michelle Obama planted a kitchen garden on the White House's South Lawn. It is a garden with roots in the American past, stretching back to George Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson, but it is also a garden very much designed for America's future. As fresh vegetables, fruit, and herbs sprouted from the ground, this White House Kitchen Garden inspired a new conversation all across the country about the food we feed our families and the impact it has on the health and well-being of our children. Now, in her first-ever book, American Grown, Mrs. Obama invites you inside the White House Kitchen Garden and shares its inspiring story, from the first planting to the latest harvest. Hear about her worries as a novice gardener: Would the new plants even grow? Learn about her struggles and her joys as lettuce, corn, tomatoes, collards and kale, sweet potatoes and rhubarb flourished in the freshly tilled soil. Get an unprecedented behind-the-scenes look at every season of the garden's growth, with striking original photographs that bring its story to life. Try the unique recipes created by top White House chefs and made with ingredients freshly picked from the White House garden. And learn from the White House Garden team about how you can help plant your own backyard, school, or community garden. Mrs. Obama's journey continues across the nation, sharing the stories of other gardens that have moved and inspired her. Here are the tales of a modern-day vegetable truck that brings fresh produce to underserved communities in Chicago, of Houston office workers who make the sidewalk bloom, of a New York City School that created a scented garden for the visually impaired, of a North Carolina garden that devotes its entire harvest to those less fortunate, and other stories of communities that are transforming the lives and health of their citizens. With American Grown, Mrs. Obama tells the story of the White House Kitchen Garden, celebrates the bounty of our nation, and reminds us all of what we can grow together.

©2012 Michelle Obama (P)2012 Random House Audio

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BECOMING (German edition)

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Die intime, kraftvolle und inspirierende Autobiografie der ehemaligen First Lady der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika.

Mit ihrem bedeutsamen und erfüllten Leben wurde Michelle Obama zu einer der überzeugendsten und beeindruckendsten Frauen der Gegenwart. Als First Lady der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika war sie die erste Afro-Amerikanerin in dieser Position und trug in dieser Rolle maßgeblich dazu bei, das wohl gastfreundlichste und offenste Weiße Haus in der Geschichte des Landes zu schaffen. Gleichzeitig wurde sie zu einer mächtigen Fürsprecherin für Frauen und Mädchen in den USA und in der ganzen Welt, trieb in der Familienpolitik den dringend notwendigen gesellschaftlichen Wandel hin zu einem gesünderen und aktiveren Leben voran, und stärkte ihrem Ehemann den Rücken, während dieser Amerika durch einige der schmerzlichsten Momente des Landes führte. Ganz nebenbei zeigte sie uns auch ein paar Moves für die Tanzfläche, glänzte beim "Carpool Karaoke" und schaffte es außerdem, zwei bodenständige Töchter zu erziehen - mitten im gnadenlosen Blitzlichtgewitter der Medien.

Ihre Autobiografie ist nachdenklich und gleichzeitig voller fesselnder Geschichten. Michelle Obama nimmt uns mit in ihre Welt und berichtet von all den Erfahrungen, die sie zu der Person gemacht haben, die sie heute ist - von ihrer Kindheit an der South Side von Chicago über ihre Jahre als Anwältin und leitende Angestellte, in denen sie das Muttersein mit dem Beruf vereinbaren musste, bis hin zu ihrer Zeit in der berühmtesten Adresse der Welt. Gnadenlos ehrlich und mit flottem Witz schreibt sie sowohl über ihre großen Erfolge als auch über ihre Enttäuschungen, privat wie öffentlich. Sie erzählt ihre ureigene Lebensgeschichte - in ihren eigenen Worten und auf ihre ganz eigene Art. Warmherzig, weise und unverblümt, sind "BECOMING" die ungewöhnlich intimen Erinnerungen einer Frau mit Herz und Substanz, einer Frau, die den Erwartungen, die an sie gestellt wurden, beharrlich getrotzt hat - und deren Geschichte uns dazu ermutigt, es ihr nachzutun.

Please note: This audiobook is in German.

©2018 Goldmann Verlag, München. Übersetzung von Elke Link, Andrea O'Brien, Jan Schönherr und Henriette Zeltner (P)2018 der Hörverlag

Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
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We Rise

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We Rise: Speeches by Inspirational Black Women is a rare compilation of memorable speeches delivered by celebrated African-American women from both the past and present. Spanning decades and elucidating the fight for equality, it not only captures important pieces of Black history, but reveals the struggle from a female perspective. The live recordings in this captivating collection are preceded by a short biography to introduce each speaker. Speeches include: Michelle Obama at the Democratic National Convention (2008) Shirley Chisholm on Equal Rights for Women (1969) Barbara Jordan, “Who Will Speak for the Common Good?” (1976) Fannie Lou Hamer at the Democratic National Convention (1964) Rosa Parks at the Million Man March (1995)

©2010 Phoenix (P)2010 Phoenix

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Follow That Food!

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Waffles + Mochi is an all-new children’s show from President Barack and Michelle Obama’s production company, Higher Ground Productions - coming to Netflix in March 2021! Best friends Waffles and Mochi know that delicious food brings people together. So, when they start new jobs at a supermarket, they want to make a special treat for their coworkers. But what should it be? Their search for an answer will take them around the world as they investigate ingredients, find flavors, and make new friends. Featuring a special introductory letter written by Michelle Obama, this audiobook is sure to please girls and boys ages three to seven.  Join Waffles and Mochi for global adventures that reveal the stories behind our food. Produced by President Barack and Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground Productions and streaming on Netflix, Waffles + Mochi is an entertaining mix of puppetry, animation, celebrity chefs, and famous guest stars. This delightful new show introduces young children and their families to a world of cooking and fearless eating.

©2021 Random House (P)2021 Listening Library

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Becoming (Polish Edition)

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The first lady of the United States of America and the first African-American in that position. A huge advocate of women. One of the most iconic and fascinating people of our times. Michelle Obama talks about her life with honesty and humor, in the same way she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise, and revealing, Becoming is an intimate account by a sensitive and strong woman who consistently rose above the expectations of others. Her story inspires to do the same. Please note: This audiobook is in Polish.

©2019 Michelle Obama (P)2019 Agora S.A.

Narrator: Agata Kulesza
Category: History, Americas
Length: 18 hrs and 25 mins
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