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Michelle Obama announces memoir tour for ‘Becoming’

By Temitope Ojo

Ex-US president’s wife, Michelle Obama has revealed she is launching a book tour for the memoir ahead of the November 13 release date for “Becoming, Michelle Obama.”

Michelle shared the news via her Instagram account with a video and a caption of what to expect from the memoir as well as announce the beginning of her book tour.

The tour, which kicks off from the November 13, will see Michelle visit ten cities including Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, Boston, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Detroit among others.

She wrote: “I’m from the South Side of Chicago. I went to Princeton and Harvard. I’m a wife, a mother, a daughter, and a sister. I’ve been a lawyer, a non-profit leader, a hospital executive, and First Lady of the United States.

“I like to call these my “stats” – the shorthand we all seem to default to whenever we tell our stories.

“Where are you from? What do you do? What school did you go to?

“As I’ve written my memoir, BECOMING, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about my story, mining it for the kinds of details I’d usually just brush off or even forget about—the narrow taillights of my father’s car, a talk with my mother on a drive home, the heat of my daughter’s forehead when she ran a fever. And in doing so, I’ve realized that those surface-level “stats” don’t really tell my story at all.

“This fall, I’d like to share that fuller story with all of you on my book tour. It’s the story of my humdrum plainness, my tiny victories, my lasting bruises, my ordinary hopes and worries. It’s the story of who I am, truly, and I’m proud of it—blemishes and all.”

Becoming is already available for pre-order in the United States.

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