Former United States First Lady, Michelle Obama is set to release a guided journal which is meant to accompany her best-selling memoir, “Becoming”.
The journal, which will be released in November, will include more than 150 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,” according to the publisher, Clarkson Potter, an imprint of Random House.
“I hope you’ll use this journal to write down your experiences, thoughts, and feelings, in all their imperfections, and without judgment,” Obama writes in the journal’s introduction. “We don’t have to remember everything. But everything we remember has value.”
Mrs Obama’s “Becoming” turned into not just a bestselling book but a world tour for Obama, whose book tour consisted of stops in major arenas around the globe during which she was interviewed by high-profile people including Sarah Jessica Parker, Reese Witherspoon and Oprah Winfrey.
The memoir is an in-depth, personal look at Mrs Obama’s life before, during and after her family’s eight years in the White House.
She described the release of the memoir last November as exciting but also “a little unnerving.”
“I’m talking about me, all of me, in a way that I do with my friends, my girlfriends,” she told ABC News’ Robin Roberts. “Now I’m talking about it with the world. It’s not that I’m nervous about my story but I hope that it inspires people and it encourages people and it starts a conversation.”
“Becoming: A Guided Journal for Discovering Your Voice” will be released November 19 in the U.S. and Canada.