Michelle Obama Announces ‘Becoming’ Book Tour

Our Forever FLOTUS Michelle Obama has announced she’s going on tour to promote her memoir Becoming. Mrs. Obama’s 10-city tour will kick off in November following the November 13 release date. Her first stop is none other than her hometown of Chicago where 1,300 tickets will be given away to community members.

“Over this time that I’ve been out of the White House, I’ve had time to think and reflect for the first time in a long time. I spent some time really thinking about the people, the stories and the experiences that have shaped me and helped me become the person I am today,” Obama, 54, explains in an intimate new video released Wednesday.

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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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Mrs. Obama will make stops in major cities such as Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Boston, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Detroit, Denver, San Jose and Dallas. Obama shares that moderators have yet to be announced but will include famous friends and family. And of course, staying true to her commitment to community and empowerment, Mrs. O has ensured that ten percent of seats at each venue be given away at no cost to fans and community. According to  People, individual ticket prices start as low as $29.50, an signed book bundles and VIP tickets will be available as well.

Registration for the “verified-fan” pre-sale of tickets is open now through Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 10 p.m. PT. Tickets for the tour will go on sale to the general public starting Friday, Sept. 21 at 10 a.m. local time. Details are at BecomingMichelleObama.com.


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