Michelle Obama announced Sunday that she is penning a memoir titled Becoming, which is set to be released Nov. 13, 2018.
“Writing BECOMING has been a deeply personal experience,” the former first lady shared 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.”
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
The Becoming website describes the book, explaining, “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.”
The book will be published in 24 languages and will sell for $32.50 in the United States, according to publisher Penguin Random House.
CNN reports that upon the book’s release, Obama plans to donate 1 million copies in the Obama family’s name to a Washington-based nonprofit that is dedicated to “promoting equal access to education by providing new books, learning materials and other essentials to children in need in the U.S. and Canada.”
Obama will be far from the only first lady to pen a memoir. Julia Grant, Betty Ford, Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush, Lady Bird Johnson, Eleanor Roosevelt, Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush, Rosalynn Carter, Edith Wilson and Helen Taft all penned autobiographies.
President Barack Obama is also writing a memoir, which is expected out this year as well.