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‘Finding Yourself’ Is Overrated

You don’t have a singular self to discover—but what you have instead is much more powerful

Illustration: Shira Inbar

Buried in the preface of Becoming — a book that, amid the rising chaos and upheaval of our current moment, remains one of the country’s bestselling memoirs — Michelle Obama makes a seemingly anodyne claim that, upon closer inspection, reveals a more…

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Cody Delistraty

Cody Delistraty

A writer from the Pacific Northwest. Culture editor at WSJ.

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