Some Michelle Obama fans will have to wait until next year for her to visit their city for her Becoming book tour. The former FLOTUS announced that she will be postponing her visits to Paris and Berlin to attend the funeral for former President George H.W Bush.
“It’s important to me to join the Bush family in celebrating President George H.W. Bush’s exemplary life,” she wrote on Twitter. “This will unfortunately preclude my visits to Paris and Berlin. I’ve been deeply touched by the enthusiasm for my memoir, and I’m working to reschedule my trip for next year.” She continued “I hope readers and ticket holders will understand my decision regarding my desire to attend President Bush’s funeral, and join me in paying tribute to him and his tremendous contributions to our world.”
Bush’s state funeral will be held at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday (Dec. 5) and then a second service will be held on Thursday (Dec. 6) at the St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Houston, where he resided.
Mrs. Obama also posted a touching farewell message to the former president, saying he was “an extraordinary example for us all.”
Mrs. Obama’s book tour has been selling out arenas since she kicked it off last month. She’s even had to add second dates in Brooklyn, NY and Washington, D.C due to the demand. Since Becoming’s November 13th release, over two million copies have been sold across the U.S and Canada. Publisher Penguin Random House also announced that the memoir is also a best-seller in the U.K, South Africa, Germany, France and Korea. Becoming is currently the best selling book of this year.