Former First Lady Michelle Obama has revealed that she will be releasing a ‘deeply personal’ memoir titled Becoming on November 13.
The memoir will see Michelle opening up about her humble beginnings, detailing how the girl from the South Side found her voice. Becoming will be published in English but will also be translated in 23 other languages including Spanish, Chinese, Polish and Hebrew.
Michelle took to Twitter to share the news and hoped that her journey will inspire readers “to find the courage to become whoever they aspire to be”.
The publisher, Penguin Random House, added that the book is “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.”
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
Becoming Official Synopsis
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.
For more information on the book, sign up to the newsletter on the Becoming website. By doing so, you will also be one of the first to find out about Michelle’s forthcoming tour dates.
Michelle’s husband, former President Barack Obama, is also due to release a memoir this year via Penguin Random House.