Becoming by Michelle Obama
Michelle Obama's novel, "Becoming", is one of the most influential memoirs I've read so far. The book is touching, relatable, inspiring, and at times funny. Ms. Obama will inspire you to choose empathy instead of apathy, and to take action in the face of injustice. She influences the reader to choose optimism because in her words, it is "a force that's larger and more potent than any one election, leader, or news story." It is "a form of faith, an antidote to fear."