Michelle Obama Releases Cover Of Her Memoir ‘Becoming’
On Thursday, former first lady, Michelle Obama, unveiled the book cover of her memoir ‘BECOMING’. The book will be published globally on November 13.
She selected the cover picture for her book jacket from a photoshoot that was done earlier this year in Washington. Penguin Random House is the publisher of the memoir. The shoot was executed by portrait photographer Miller Mobley, as per publisher Penguin’s statement.
The former first lady took to her Instagram account for the reveal, captioning her post with an inspiring message:
“The process of writing this book has been so personally meaningful and illuminating for me. 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.”
I’m thrilled to share with all of you the cover for BECOMING. The process of writing this book has been so personally meaningful and illuminating for me. 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
As per Penguin Random House’s statement, in her memoir, which includes storytelling and reflection, Michelle invites readers into her world, documenting the experiences that have shaped her from her childhood. The book also reveals her experiences from the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work. Her memoir also registers her time spent at The White House.
“Warm, wise, and revelatory, BECOMING is an unusually intimate reckoning from a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations and whose story inspires us to do the same,” the statement added.
The former first lady also shared four important pictures of her life on Instagram before unveiling her book cover.
Michelle with her parents, Marian and Fraser
Over the next few days, I’ll be sharing some photos and memories from my book, BECOMING. My father, Fraser, taught me to work hard, laugh often, and keep my word. My mother, Marian, showed me how to think for myself and to use my voice. Together, in our cramped apartment on the South Side of Chicago, my family helped me see the value in our story, in my story, and in the larger story of our country.
This is me at Princeton in the early 1980s. I know that being a first-generation college student can be scary, because it was scary for me. I was black and from a working-class neighborhood in Chicago, while Princeton’s student body was generally white and well-to-do. I’d never stood out in a crowd or a classroom because of the color of my skin before. But I found close friends and a mentor who gave me the confidence to be myself. Going to college is hard work, but every day I meet people whose lives have been profoundly changed by education, just as mine was. My advice to students is to be brave and stay with it. Congratulations to the Class of 2018! #ReachHigher
A wedding photo
You can’t tell it from this photo, but Barack woke up on our wedding day in October, 1992 with a nasty head cold. Somehow, by the time I met him at the altar, it had miraculously disappeared and we ended up dancing almost all night. Twenty five years later, we’re still having fun, while also doing the hard work to build our partnership and support each other as individuals. I can’t imagine going on this wild ride with anybody else.
The first family moving into the White House
Home has always been where our family is…It hasn’t mattered whether we’re lounging on a couch in Chicago’s Hyde Park or, as we are here, in the White House. We did our best to make the White House a comfortable place where our girls could climb trees and host slumber parties, where we’d have dinner together as a family, and where we tried to live by the values our parents instilled in us.
Michelle Obama’s first book, American Grown, came out in 2012. It focused on her White House kitchen garden and nutrition initiatives as the first lady.
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