"Becoming" By Michelle Obama: Former First Lady's Memoir Is a Re-humanization Effort for Downtrodden Americans by Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead

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"Becoming" By Michelle Obama: Former First Lady's Memoir Is a Re-humanization Effort for Downtrodden Americans

Former first lady Michelle Obama appeared at the American Library Association’s (ALA) annual conference in New Orleans recently. She told the audience of librarians that her soon-to-be-released memoir, “Becoming,” will convey the “ordinariness” of her journey to the White House.

According to the Associated Press, Michelle told the crowd that “Becoming” is a “re-humanization effort” for America's downtrodden. She hopes that the book will give a voice to underrepresented communities. 

At the ALA conference Michelle discussed parenting, marriage, the importance of humility and her husband’s career and its impact on hers. “I had to figure out and balance marriage and balance becoming a spouse. I’ve learned that you can have it all, but not all at the same time,” she said.

Michelle also offered parenting advice to the parents in the audience: “You weren’t meant to parent in isolation … It truly takes a village to raise children. Build your village wherever you are. It will be your salvation and keep you sane.”

“Becoming,” published by Crown Publishing Group, a Penguin Random House division, is set to release in November 2018.

Read more about Michelle Obama's upcoming memoir, "Becoming," via TheHill.com.

Photo: The Hill 

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Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
Oh, how I miss Michelle. This is one powerful First Lady. I can't wait to read her book. Thank you for this, Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead !
Katie Sloan
She looks sooo beautiful and happy! Love what she says about having it all... just not at the same time. I’m thinking Michelle 2020 is a good idea! Can’t wait to read the book.
Jessica Acree
I love her and this family, politics aside... they are so REAL! The cover is beautiful.
Sheri B Doyle
I can't wait to read this book. She is such an amazing woman.

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