Former First Lady Michelle Obama wins Best Audio Book, Narration and Storytelling Recording GRAMMY® Award for THE LIGHT WE CARRY

By Jennifer Rubins | February 6 2024 | Audiobook News

Former First Lady Michelle Obama has earned a GRAMMY® Award in Best Audio Book, Narration, and Storytelling Recording for the audiobook of The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times.

The Recording Academy® announced the award on February 4th. The #1 New York Times audio bestseller The Light We Carry is Michelle Obama’s inspiring follow-up to her acclaimed memoir Becoming, in which she shares practical wisdom and powerful strategies for staying hopeful and balanced in today’s highly uncertain world. 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.” The Light We Carry was published in print and e-book formats in November 2022 by Crown in the U.S. and by Penguin Random House globally. This is Mrs. Obama’s second GRAMMY® Award; she previously won a GRAMMY® in 2020 for her narration of Becoming and her book about the White House Kitchen Garden, American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America, was a Best Spoken Word Album nominee in 2013.

The Light We Carry
Overcoming in Uncertain Times

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“Listeners will feel a familiarity in Obama’s voice and cadence; it’s like hearing from a trusted friend.”—Booklist starred review