Our Forever First Lady Michelle Obama Drops Cover For Upcoming Memoir “Becoming”
Former First Lady (but our forever First Lady) Michelle Obama just dropped the cover for her upcoming memoir entitled “Becoming.” The 54-year-old is rather “becoming” in a white off-the-shoulder top, displaying the best Colgate smile, with skin and hair on never-ending fleek.
According to Crown Publishing, Obama chose the cover from a photo shoot done earlier this year in Washington, D.C. by portrait photographer Miller Mobley.
Besides noticing how great she looks on the cover, the content of the book is what she wants us to really pay attention to. On Twitter, she shared that the book should inspire us all to reflect on our own stories because that’s what we will always have.
“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,” she posted.
Available on Nov. 13, 2018, “Becoming” will invite us into the story of how Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama came into her own. We will get to know more intimate details about her life growing up on the south side of Chicago; balancing work and motherhood; and of course, what it was like being the First Lady of the United States of America. Fingers crossed she will get all the way real about what it meant to be the first black First Lady.
Leading up to the book reveal, she shared four previously unpublished photos from back in the day that led to her “becoming” who she is today.
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.
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
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.
Considering how amazing of a person she is, I am very curious to know more backstory about how she blossomed and continues to blossom. Just from the photos alone, she was blessed with great parents, opportunity, an equal partner in Barack, and of course, a lot of love was showered on her in all aspects of her life.
When the book is published (both hard copy and audio book), she will go on a tour to promote it both domestically and internationally. Will you be online or in line to cop it?
Renese spends her early mornings writing, her days securing insurance for TV shows, and her in-betweens blogging about the silliness and seriousness of life on her blog. Follow Renese on Twitter: @reneseford