Michelle Obama memoir 'Becoming' set for publication in November

From Reuters - February 25, 2018

(Reuters) - Michelle Obamas forthcoming memoir, Becoming, is set for worldwide release on Nov. 13, at which time the former first lady will embark on a global tour to promote the book, publisher Penguin Random House said on Sunday.

The volume fulfills half of the deal the company reached with former U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife the month after he left office calling for the couple to each publish one book, reportedly for a sum worth more than $60 million.

Michelle Obamas book will chronicle her life from a childhood growing up on Chicagos South Side through her years inside the White House as a mother of two and the nations first African-American first lady, the publisher said.

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, the former first lady said in a statement.

Becoming is to be published simultaneously in 24 languages around the world and will be released in the United States and Canada through the publishers Crown Publisher Group, according to Penguin Random House.


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