Michelle Obama Announces Book Tour for Her Memoir ‘Becoming’

Since her time in the White House, former First Lady Michelle Obama has spent her time pushing to increase voting registration, empowering young people for a brighter future and pretty much living her very best life. Now, the girl from the South Side has announced the arrival of her Memoir.

Titled “Becoming,” the memoir from the beloved First Lady will hit shelves November 13th. Along with the release of her book, Obama will also kick-off her 10-date book tour in Chicago that same day. The tour will take her to several cities across the country including Boston, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Inglewood and Dallas.

On Wednesday (September 12), Obama announced the exciting news on her social media channels. In the video, the former First Lady promises her book will be a “candid” and “honest” reflection of her life and show how she became the person she is today.

“As I’ve written my memoir, BECOMING, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about my story, mining it for the kinds of details I’d usually just brush off or even forget about—the narrow taillights of my father’s car, a talk with my mother on a drive home, the heat of my daughter’s forehead when she ran a fever. And in doing so, I’ve realized that those surface-level “stats” don’t really tell my story at all.” She wrote in the caption.

“This fall, I’d like to share that fuller story with all of you on my book tour. It’s the story of my humdrum plainness, my tiny victories, my lasting bruises, my ordinary hopes and worries. It’s the story of who I am, truly, and I’m proud of it—blemishes and all.”

 

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JOIN ME ON MY BOOK TOUR! www.becomingmichelleobama.com #IAmBecoming I’m from the South Side of Chicago. I went to Princeton and Harvard. I’m a wife, a mother, a daughter, and a sister. I’ve been a lawyer, a nonprofit leader, a hospital executive, and First Lady of the United States. I like to call these my “stats” – the shorthand we all seem to default to whenever we tell our stories. Where are you from? What do you do? What school did you go to? As I’ve written my memoir, BECOMING, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about my story, mining it for the kinds of details I’d usually just brush off or even forget about—the narrow taillights of my father’s car, a talk with my mother on a drive home, the heat of my daughter’s forehead when she ran a fever. And in doing so, I’ve realized that those surface-level “stats” don’t really tell my story at all. This fall, I’d like to share that fuller story with all of you on my book tour. It’s the story of my humdrum plainness, my tiny victories, my lasting bruises, my ordinary hopes and worries. It’s the story of who I am, truly, and I’m proud of it—blemishes and all. Go to BecomingMichelleObama.com to find out where I’ll be and how to get tickets. #IAmBecoming I hope to see you somewhere along the way!

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Tickets for the book tour will be available for sale Friday, September 21st through Ticketmaster. Be sure to check out the list of tour dates at Michelle Obama’s official book tour website.

Photo Credit: NEW ORLEANS, LA – JUNE 22: Former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama discusses her forthcoming memoir titled, ‘Becoming’, during the 2018 American Library Association Annual Conference on June 22, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)