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Michelle Obama To Release “Becoming Michelle Obama” In November

In making the announcement, of  former US First Lady Michelle Obama’s memoir titled Becoming Michelle Obama, Penguin Random House publishers’ chief executive Michelle Obama  called Mrs Obama “one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era.”  In an unusual gesture, one million copies are to be donated in the Obama family’s name to “children in need,” the…”
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February 26, 2018 7:17 pm

In making the announcement, of  former US First Lady Michelle Obama’s memoir titled Becoming Michelle Obama, Penguin Random House publishers’ chief executive Michelle Obama  called Mrs Obama “one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era.”  In an unusual gesture, one million copies are to be donated in the Obama family’s name to “children in need,” the publisher’s statement said.

It is reported that Becoming Michelle Obama is to be published in North America on November 13 and will appear simultaneously in 24 languages worldwide.

“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” Obama tweeted Sunday.

The publisher’s announcement describes “Becoming” as “an unusually intimate reckoning from a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations.”  It said Obama would embark on an international book tour when “Becoming” comes out, with details to be announced.

The former first couple last year negotiated a deal with Penguin Random House, reportedly worth more than $60 million, for books by both Obamas. That amount would be the highest ever paid for books by former presidents or their spouses. The release is certain to attract very high interest, and sales.  “Becoming” will be released in the US and Canada by Crown Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House, and in Britain by Viking, a Penguin imprint. It will also appear in audio format, read by the author.  Obama’s only previous book — “American Grown,” about the White House garden — was published in 2013.

 

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