According to Michelle Obama, the former First Lady Of The United States, her upcoming book, “Becoming,” is an attempt to bring the human species together. She said that her memoir is a “re-humanization effort” and she hopes it will give a platform for those who don’t have the means to voice their problems.
Obama made her comments shortly before she and the other hosts announced the beginning of the American Library Association’s annual conference in New Orleans.
Carla Hayden moderated the chat before a crowd of approximately 8,000 people inside the city’s convention center.
I’m thrilled to share with all of you the cover for BECOMING. The process of writing this book has been so personally meaningful and illuminating for me. As I prepare to share BECOMING this fall, I hope you’ll also think about your own story, and trust that it will help you become whoever you aspire to be. Your story is what you have, what you will always have. It is something to own. #BECOMING
During her appearence, Obama dished on what it was like growing up on the south side of Chicago as well as her life and time in the White House.
The Associated Press claims that the wife of Barack Obama said her parents taught them how to behave and how to act at an early age. She explained, “they encouraged us to contribute to the solution. You could air it out,” the former FLOTUS said.
Obama’s parents encouraged her and her brother to work hard and to understand the integrity and efficacy of a rock-solid work ethic, as well as the ability to persevere and work hard.
And Michelle’s mother? According to the ex-FLOTUS, she had a “no nonsense” point of view, and a way of doing things that really proved to be helpful later in life.
As for her book, her memoir allowed her the chance to air some of her grievances out, as well as articulate all of the thoughts, feelings, and problems she had experienced throughout her time in the White House.
As you may know, Michelle and Barack share children together. And to her, it “takes a village to raise children.” This is why Michelle understands the importance of fostering and fortifying a strong community, one where members of it can rely on each other and grow together.