Illustration for article titled If You Thought iBlack Panther’/is Numbers Were Sick, Wait Until the Release of Michelle Obama’s Memoir This Fall
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Can you say “blockbuster”?

Well, Michelle Obama can. And will. Her office on Sunday announced the publication date of the former first lady’s memoir, Becoming, and we would bet our firstborn that the book is sure to put up Black Panther numbers upon its Nov. 13 release.


Michelle Obama herself took to Twitter Sunday, saying that writing her life story was a deeply personal experience and that she cannot wait to share her story: “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.”


As is her way, the book will most likely be earnest, with dashes of the former first lady’s signature wit, and touch on race, class and gender, hopefully revealing some things heretofore unknown.

Publisher Penguin Random House promises that the book will be a work of “deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling” and will chronicle the life of “Chelly” from her childhood in Chicago to juggling motherhood and work, to her time at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. with her beloved, Barack Obama, who is writing his own presidential memoir for an expected 2019 release.

The tome will be released in 24 languages, including Arabic, Vietnamese and Finnish, and include a global book tour that might look like a rock tour. The audio edition will be read by Michelle Obama herself. It will retail for $32.50 for the hardcover and $14.99 for the digital edition.

Get more information at becomingmichelleobama.

Ms. Bronner Helm is the Senior Editorial Director at Colorlines. Mouthy Black Girl. Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Fellow. Shea Butter Feminist. Virgo Sun, Aries Moon.

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