Former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have been back in the spotlight recently. Barack and Michelle just signed a deal with Netflix and will likely work on scripted and unscripted series as well as docu-series, documentary films, and features under the multi-year deal.
Now, Michelle Obama is set to release a new memoir in the fall, and on Thursday, she gave the public a glimpse of the cover on Twitter:
As I prepare to share BECOMING this fall, I hope you’ll also think about your own story, and trust that it will help you become whoever you aspire to be. Your story is what you have, what you will always have. It is something to own. #BECOMING pic.twitter.com/agb7uJhYu8
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) May 24, 2018
Michelle’s photo was taken earlier this year in Washington by portrait photographer Miller Mobley. Stylist Meredith Koop, makeup artist Carl Ray, and hair guru Yene Damtew all worked together to make the former first lady look stunning in the photograph.
According to The New York Times:
‘Michelle Obama’s memoir, “Becoming,” will hit bookstores on Nov. 13.
‘It will be published by Crown, a Penguin Random House imprint, which acquired world publication rights of it along with a book by former President Barack Obama in February. (The undisclosed details of the deal, which The Financial Times reported at $65 million, have been subject to widespread speculation.)’
Back in February, Mrs. Obama issued this tweet sharing about her upcoming book, saying:
‘Writing BECOMING has been a deeply personal experience.’
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
According to the publisher, Crown, the memoir will also touch on Michelle’s time in the White House, motherhood, her public health campaign, and more. In addition, the book will be printed in 24 languages and an audio addition read by Mrs. Obama will also be released on the same day.
Penguin Random House announced that they will donate a million copies in her family’s name to First Book, a nonprofit that provides books and learning materials to children.
Here are a few comments from Twitter:
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