Michelle Obama Reveal Details of New Memoir 'Becoming'
Former First Lady Michelle Obama has revealed details about her upcoming memoir. She announced on social media that the book will be called "Becoming" and will share "deeply personal" stories.
Writing BECOMING has been a deeply personal experience. I talk about my roots and how a girl from the South Side found her voice. 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. https://t.co/d7DxEG85NK- Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) February 25, 2018
The book's summary is as follows:
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 U.S. 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 readers 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.
The book will cost $32.50 in the U.S. and $40.00 in Canada according to a press release. One million copies will also be donated in the Obama family's name to First Book, a nonprofit organization that gives children in need access to new books and learning materials.
Becoming, which will be released in 24 languages, along with an audio edition read by Obama herself, will release globally on Nov. 13, 2018 from Penguin Random House.