Michelle Obama Reveals Release Date of 'Deeply Personal' Memoir
"I can't wait to share my story," Obama said.
On Sunday, former First Lady Michelle Obama took to social media to share a glimpse of what her first memoir, "Becoming," will entail, and announce its release date in November.
Obama said in a Twitter post that writing the book has been a "deeply personal experience."
Writing BECOMING has been a deeply personal experience. I talk about my roots and how a girl from the South Side found her voice. I hope my journey inspires readers to find the courage to become whoever they aspire to be. I can't wait to share my story. https://t.co/d7DxEG85NK
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) February 25, 2018
Obama included a link to a website about the book stating the Nov. 13 release date.
In an Instagram post, she also said writing the memoir "has allowed me, for the very first time, the space to honestly reflect on the unexpected trajectory of my life."
Along with writing about her upbringing, the Princeton University and Harvard Law School graduate writes about her time in the White House as the first Black first lady, motherhood and her public health campaign.
Penguin Random House, publisher of "Becoming," said that 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."
The book is to be published simultaneously in 24 languages around the world and will be released in the U.S. and Canada through the publisher's Crown Publisher Group, according to Reuters. Obama will also read for the audio edition and there will be an international book tour, which will be announced at a later date.
Penguin Random House landed a deal to publish both the former first lady's memoir and former President Barack Obama's. After a bidding war, the company reportedly agreed to pay $60 million to the former first couple for their books.
Barack Obama's three previous books — "Dreams of My Father," "The Audacity of Hope" and "Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters" — were published by the same company.
The Obamas plan to donate a "significant portion of their author proceeds to charity," including the Obama Foundation, the publisher said in a statement in March.
"We shared, for all our differences, a fidelity to something higher — the ideals for which generations of Americans and immigrants alike have fought, marched, and sacrificed," Obama said of McCain.
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Trump's administration, again, attempts to downplay the accomplishments of the first Black president.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders admitted Tuesday evening on Twitter that she gave false information when attempting to tout President Trump's record on job creation for Black Americans.
Sanders told reporters, Tuesday, during a White House press briefing:
"This president, since he took office, created 700,000 new jobs for African-Americans. After eight years of President Obama in office, he only created 195,000 jobs for African-Americans. President Trump, in his first year and a half, has already tripled what President Obama did in eight years."
She greatly undercounted the number of jobs created under Obama.
According to the official count from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, since the Great Recession, most of the employment gains for Black people took place during the Obama administration.
From January 2009 to January 2017, Obama increased employment for Black Americans by about 3 million jobs.
"Sanders' error dramatically alters the comparison between the two presidents," according to PolitiFact.
"Rather than Trump tripling Obama's increase in African-American employment, it is actually Obama who in eight years quadrupled the increase Trump oversaw in a year and a half. And Obama had to deal with the fall-out from the Great Recession during that period."
After the backlash from Sanders' statement, the White House's Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) said in a tweet: "Apologies for @WhiteHouseCEA's earlier miscommunication to @PressSec."
Sanders then re-tweeted the CEA, adding her own message:
Correction from today's briefing: Jobs numbers for Pres Trump and Pres Obama were correct, but the time frame for Pres Obama wasn't. I'm sorry for the mistake, but no apologies for the 700,000 jobs for African Americans created under President Trump https://t.co/EXGvbliwlS
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) August 15, 2018
"I want people to walk away having a clear view of what this country is about right now, and not what they thought it is," said Sybrina Fulton, Martin's mother.
"Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story," a six-episode unscripted series devoted to the 2012 killing of Trayvon Martin and subsequent trial of George Zimmerman, made its world premiere on Monday on the Paramount Network and BET.
The first Black president of the United States gave a rousing tribute to the first Black president of South Africa to celebrate his 100th birthday.
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