Daily happenings in the White House are depressing enough to make you cringe, but some good news in the presidential department comes from former First Lady Michelle Obama. She’ll be releasing her “deeply personal” memoir titled Becoming on November 13.
“I talk about my roots and how a little girl from the South Side of Chicago found her voice and developed the strength to use it to empower others,” she wrote in an Instagram post on Sunday. The book comes almost two years after former president Barack Obama left office. (His memoir is expected in 2019.) Becoming will see a US and international book tour, along with 1 million books donated in the Obamas’ name to the nonprofit called First Book.
In a statement from Penguin Random House CEO Markus Dohle, the publisher called Becoming an “unusually intimate reckoning from a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations—and whose story inspires us to do the same.”
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Writing BECOMING has been a deeply personal experience. It has allowed me, for the very first time, the space to honestly reflect on the unexpected trajectory of my life. In this book, I talk about my roots and how a little girl from the South Side of Chicago found her voice and developed the strength to use it to empower others. I hope my journey inspires readers to find the courage to become whoever they aspire to be. I can't wait to share my story. Please visit the website in my bio for more information.