If you loved Becoming, last autumn’s internationally bestselling memoir by former U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama, get ready for the companion book! Becoming, A Guided Journal for Discovering Your Voice is dropping on 19 November 2019, and it features even more intimate nuggets from Mrs Obama.
For many of us, Becoming was a beautiful testimony, aside from the whole becoming First Lady of the U.S theme, it was incredibly relatable and mirrored the experiences of mothers and wives across the world. Since its publication on November 13, 2018, Mrs Obama’s memoir Becoming has sold more than 11.5 million units worldwide across print, digital, and audio formats.
“I hope you’ll use this journal to write down your experiences, thoughts, and feelings, in all their imperfections, and without judgment…. We don’t have to remember everything. But everything we remember has value.”
Through sharing her memoir, Michelle Obama is encouraging others to tell their stories and to give people the courage to discover the power of their own voice. With the journal, she now provides readers with the encouragement to find value in their own personal journeys of becoming.
Featuring an intimate introduction by Mrs Obama, the Becoming journal includes more than 150 inspiring questions and quotes that resonate with key themes in Mrs Obama’s memoir and that are designed to help readers reflect on their personal and family history, their goals, challenges, and dreams, what moves them and brings them hope, and what future they imagine for themselves and their community.
Mrs Obama, in the Introduction to the Becoming journal, says: “I hope you’ll use this journal to write down your experiences, thoughts, and feelings, in all their imperfections, and without judgment…. We don’t have to remember everything. But everything we remember has value.”
No one can write your story as authentically as you. Mrs O is helpfully giving us the tools, via her journal, to capture our thoughts on the road to “becoming”.
Becoming, will be published on 19 November 2019 by Viking, part of Penguin Random House UK. The journal is a hardback, priced at £15.99.