In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America—the first African American to serve in that role—she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare.

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address. 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. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations—and whose story inspires us to do the same.

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Live on Tour: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama
Nov
13
Tue
Chicago, IL
Seminary Co-Op Bookstore & 57th Street Books
Book signing
2:30 PM
Nov
13
Tue
Chicago, IL
United Center
Moderated by Oprah Winfrey
Books sold by The Bookstall
8:00 PM
Nov
15
Thu
Los Angeles, CA
The Forum
Moderated by Tracee Ellis Ross
Books sold by EsoWon Books
8:00 PM
Nov
17
Sat
Washington, DC
Capital One Arena
Moderated by Valerie Jarrett
Books sold by Solid State Books
8:00 PM
Nov
24
Sat
Boston, MA
TD Garden
Moderated by Michele Norris
Books sold by Harvard Book Store
8:00 PM
Nov
25
Sun
Washington, DC
Capital One Arena
Moderated by Elizabeth Alexander
Books sold by Politics & Prose
8:00 PM
Nov
29
Thu
Philadelphia, PA
Wells Fargo Center
Moderated by Phoebe Robinson
Books sold by Joseph Fox Bookshop
8:00 PM
Dec
1
Sat
Brooklyn, NY
Barclays Center
Moderated by Elizabeth Alexander
Books sold by WORD
8:00 PM
Dec
3
Mon
London, England
Royal Festival Hall
Moderated by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
7:30 PM
Dec
5
Wed
Paris, France
La Seine Musicale
8:30 PM
Dec
11
Tue
Detroit, MI
Little Caesars Arena
Moderated by Phoebe Robinson
Books sold by Books-A-Million
8:00 PM
Dec
13
Thu
Denver, CO
Pepsi Center Arena
Moderated by Reese Witherspoon
Books sold by Boulder Bookstore
8:00 PM
Dec
14
Fri
San Jose, CA
SAP Center
Moderated by Michele Norris
Books sold by Books, Inc.
8:00 PM
Dec
17
Mon
Dallas, TX
American Airlines Center
Moderated by Valerie Jarrett
Books sold by Barnes & Noble - Lincoln Park
8:00 PM
Dec
19
Wed
Brooklyn, NY
Barclays Center
Moderated by Sarah Jessica Parker
Books sold by Greenlight Bookstore
8:00 PM
An English-language edition of Becoming will be published in the UK and British Commonwealth territories by Viking, an imprint of Penguin Books at Penguin Random House UK. The book will be published in translation in 30 other languages, including Spanish Plaza & Janés/Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial German Goldmann Verlag/Verlagsgruppe Random House Portuguese Brazil Objetiva/Companhia das Letras Portuguese Portugal Objectiva/Penguin Random House Portugal Catalan Rosa dels Vents/Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial Simplified Chinese Penguin Random House China French Editions Fayard Albanian Dudaj Publishing Arabic Hachette Antoine/Naufal Complex Chinese Business Weekly Group Estonian Helios Publishers Czech Argo Danish Lindhardt og Ringhof Dutch Hollands Diep Finnish Otava Publishing Company Greek Athens Bookstore Publications Hebrew Yedioth Books Hungarian HVG Publishing Co. Macedonian Ars Lamina Mongolian Monsudar Indonesian Noura Books Italian Garzanti Japanese Shueisha Korean Woongjin Think Big Co., Ltd. Lithuanian Alma Littera Norwegian Cappelen Damm Polish Agora Publishing House Romanian Editura Litera Swedish Bokförlaget Forum Vietnamese First News – Tri Viet Publishing Co., Ltd.