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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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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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More Myself

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An AudioFile Earphones Award-winning production  This program is read by Alicia Keys, with special guest appearances by family and friends, including Oprah Winfrey, Jay-Z, and Michelle Obama. An intimate, revealing look at one artist’s journey from self-censorship to full expression As one of the most celebrated musicians in the world, Alicia Keys has enraptured the globe with her heartfelt lyrics, extraordinary vocal range, and soul-stirring piano compositions. Yet away from the spotlight, Alicia has grappled with private heartache - over the challenging and complex relationship with her father, the people-pleasing nature that characterized her early career, the loss of privacy surrounding her romantic relationships, and the oppressive expectations of female perfection. Since Alicia rose to fame, her public persona has belied a deep personal truth: She has spent years not fully recognizing or honoring her own worth. After withholding parts of herself for so long, she is at last exploring the questions that live at the heart of her story: Who am I, really? And once I discover that truth, how can I become brave enough to embrace it? More Myself is part autobiography, part narrative documentary. Alicia’s journey is revealed not only through her own candid recounting, but also through vivid recollections from those who have walked alongside her. The result is a 360-degree perspective on Alicia’s path, from her girlhood in Hell’s Kitchen and Harlem to the process of growth and self-discovery that we all must navigate. In More Myself, Alicia shares her quest for truth - about herself, her past, and her shift from sacrificing her spirit to celebrating her worth. With the raw honesty that epitomizes Alicia's artistry, More Myself is at once a riveting account and a clarion call to listeners: To define themselves in a world that rarely encourages a true and unique identity. A Macmillan Audio production from Flatiron Books  "[Alicia Keys] often sings snippets of her music, which brings her story to life and elevates the listening experience. Spoken cameos from everyone from her husband to Michelle Obama add another layer of interest to the audiobook. Keys fans will be delighted by the behind-the-scenes stories she shares; those unfamiliar with her music will still enjoy her upbeat, unpretentious narration." (Booklist)

©2019 Alicia Keys (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

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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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Great Speeches by the First Ladies of the United States

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Great Speeches by the First Ladies of the United States highlights 25 of the most important and well-known speeches by our nation's first ladies. This collection includes speeches by Eleanor Roosevelt, Jacqueline Kennedy, Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon, Betty Ford, Rosalynn Carter, Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush, Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush, Michelle Obama, and Melania Trump.

©2017 SpeechWorks, a division of SoundWorks, Inc. (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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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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