Michelle Obama To Release, “Becoming” on November 13, 2018


In March of 2017, former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama announced a joint book deal to release both their memoirs through Penguin Random House in a deal reportedly valued at $65 million. The former President might have done well to have a joint agreement including Michelle because there may be more interest in her story than the first black man to serve as President of the United States. The title and release date has now been declared for Michelle’s book, “Becoming,” to be released worldwide, published simultaneously in 24 languages, on November 13, 2018.


Her memoir will share her experiences from growing up on Chicago’s South Side, being a mother of two, and serving as America’s first black First Lady. Michelle 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. In this book, I talk about my roots and how a little girl from the South Side of Chicago found her voice and developed the strength to use it to empower others. 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 once famously said at the Democratic National Convention, “When they go low, we go high.” During campaigns with her husband and her two terms as First Lady. Michelle faced vicious and racist attacks but instead of succumbing, she blossomed. She was also the first First Lady since Lady Bird Johnson, not to be chosen as the Gallup Poll, “Most Admired Woman.” Her millions of fans across the world were at least slightly offset by those who despised her presence and color in the White House.


That Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama has an amazing story to tell is a given. She likely will continue to “go high,” but here’s wishing she goes low once or twice in describing those who deserve it.


Author: enigmainblackcom

William Spivey is a regular contributor to the Inner-City News where he writes about politics and popular culture. He also blogs as “Enigma in Black” where he explores poetry, religion, politics and all manner of things socially relevant. He is also a contributing Blogger at Together We Stand He is the founder of the Facebook pages Average Citizen Forum, Enigma in Black, and “Strong Beginnings,” the title of his soon to be released Political Fiction/Romance novel. William was the winner of a University-wide Essay Contest while at Fisk University titled, “The Value of a Liberal Arts Education. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Fisk and resides in Orlando, FL. His goal is to make his voice heard and make a difference.

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