Michelle Obama, former first lady of the United States of America, says she will honestly tell the story of the unexpected journey of her life in her memoir, Becoming.
In a post on her Instagram page, she announced that the book will be released on November 13, 2018.
“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,” she wrote.
“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.”
The book will be published in 24 languages and is the first of a two-book $30 million deal with Penguin Random House.
The deal includes a yet-published memoir from Barack Obama, her husband and former president of the United States of America.
“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,” a message on the book’s website read in part.
“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.”
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