[#UBookishNF]: Our Forever First Lady Michelle Obama, Releases Her Memoir

The book buzz surrounding Michelle Obama’s new book has been swirling for months. Our Forever First Lady, Michelle Obama has finally dropped her new memoir, Becoming, and everyone is excited to read it!

Gearing up for her book release, Michelle Obama has graced the cover of Elle and Essence Magazine, was chosen as Oprah’s latest book club pick, and is heading on a 14-city book tour.

Keep scrolling for more.

Already a bestseller and noted as the Book of the Season, Becoming, is Michelle Obama’s first book, and intimate memoir. Read more about the book via Amazon below.


In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it—in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations—and whose story inspires us to do the same.

Michelle Obama starts her 14-city book tour the same day her book drops. Produced by Live Nation, the book tour will be held in major arenas. The former first lady will be joined with various moderators like Oprah, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Phoebe Robinson to engage in conversation.

Here is a list of tour dates and moderators:

  • Nov 13 Chicago, IL (Oprah Winfrey)
  • Nov 15 Los Angeles, CA (Tracee Ellis Ross)
  • Nov 17 Washington, DC (Valerie Jarrett)
  • Nov 24 Boston, MA (Michele Norris)
  • Nov 25 Washington, DC (Elizabeth Alexander)
  • Nov 29 Philadelphia, PA (Phoebe Robinson)
  • Dec 1 Brooklyn, NY (Elizabeth Alexander)
  • Dec 3 London, England (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
  • Dec 5 Paris, France
  • Dec 11 Detroit, MI (Phoebe Robinson)
  • Dec 13 Denver, CO (Reese Witherspoon)
  • Dec 14 San Jose, CA (Michele Norris)
  • Dec 17 Dallas, TX (Valerie Jarrett)
  • Dec 19 Brooklyn, NY (Sarah Jessica Parker)

Michelle Obama is also featured in Elle Magazine’s December issue.  The December issue features beautiful pictures of Mrs. Obama and also an interview with Oprah. See some of the pics from her Elle Magazine spread below.

Mrs. Obama is also the cover star for Essence Magazine December issue.

Not only did Oprah help moderate on the Chicago stop of the, Becoming book tour, she has also selected Becoming as her Oprah’s Book Club Book of the Month.  Watch the video below to see Oprah talk about the book.

Click here to read an exclusive excerpt from the book, via The Oprah Magazine.

If you haven’t purchased the book yet, get your copy here.

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