Michelle Obama confirms her first memoir, ‘Becoming,’ will be released in November

  /  02.25.2018

Former First Lady Michelle Obama took to Twitter Sunday afternoon (Feb. 25) to confirm that her forthcoming memoir now has both a title and a name, announcing that Becoming will arrive on Nov. 13.

As previously reported, Michelle and her husband, former President Barack Obama, inked a joint agreement with Penguin House last year, with deal for their respective books rumored to be a over a combined $30 million.

“Writing BECOMING has been a deeply personal experience,” Michelle wrote on Twitter. “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.”

Michelle’s highly anticipated book marks her first-ever foray into memoir and will reportedly be simultaneously published in 24 languages worldwide. She previously wrote American Grown in 2012, focusing on her White House kitchen garden and nutrition initiatives as First Lady.

Barack, who previously wrote The Audacity of Hope and Dreams from My Father, is expected to release his presidential memoir in 2019.

Becoming 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,” Markus Dohle, CEO of Penguin Random House, said in a statement.

Take a look at Michelle Obama’s announcement, below.


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