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Michelle Obama announces 10-city book tour

ANTICIPATED: Michelle Obama

EARLIER THIS year, Michelle Obama announced the release of her memoir Becoming which will hit shelves in November - and now fans of the former first lady will have a chance to meet her as she embarks on a book tour.

The 10-city tour will see Mrs. Obama do appearances at major arena venues across the United States, in a tour produced by Live Nation.

Sharing the news on Instagram, Michelle Obama 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 nonprofit 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. I hope to see you somewhere along the way!"



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JOIN ME ON MY BOOK TOUR! www.becomingmichelleobama.com #IAmBecoming 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 nonprofit 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. Go to BecomingMichelleObama.com to find out where I’ll be and how to get tickets. #IAmBecoming I hope to see you somewhere along the way!

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The tour will kick off in Chicago and will “feature intimate and honest conversations between Mrs. Obama and a selection of to-be-announced moderators, reflective of the extraordinary stories shared in the wide-ranging chapters of her deeply personal book,” according to an announcement Wednesday (Sept 12) by Live Nation and Penguin Random House’s Crown Publishing Group.

The tour will run from November 13 to December 17, including a November 17 event at Capital One Arena in Washington.


ANTICIPATED: Michelle Obama's upcoming memoir 'Becoming'

After leaving the White House, the Obamas inked a joint book deal with Penguin Random House reportedly worth $65 million.

The Harvard graduate and former lawyer is the first up with her memoir as Becoming is set to be published November 13 in the UK, Ireland, Australia, South Africa, India and New Zealand in print and digital formats by Viking. It will also be published in 25 languages around the world.

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