Former first lady Michelle Obama has revealed the cover of her new memoir, Becoming, which will be released in the fall.
Mrs. Obama shared the cover photo Thursday on her social media accounts. The image shows her smiling broadly for the camera, and was taken earlier this year in Washington, D.C. by portrait photographer Miller Mobley, the book’s publisher said in a press release.
Obama captioned her Instagram post: “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,” she added. “Your story is what you have, what you will always have. It is something to own.”
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
The book will detail the experiences that shaped Obama’s life, from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago, to motherhood, her career as a business executive and her time in the White House.
It will be released on Nov. 13.
In the days leading up to the book cover reveal, Obama shared four family photos on her Instagram page that will be included in the memoir.
Among the images are a photo from childhood with her parents, a snapshot from her college years at Princeton, a touching moment from her wedding to Barack Obama in 1992, and a family photo showing the couple with daughters Sasha and Malia.
Over the next few days, I’ll be sharing some photos and memories from my book, BECOMING. My father, Fraser, taught me to work hard, laugh often, and keep my word. My mother, Marian, showed me how to think for myself and to use my voice. Together, in our cramped apartment on the South Side of Chicago, my family helped me see the value in our story, in my story, and in the larger story of our country.
Earlier this week, President Obama and the former first lady made headlines after signing a multi-year agreement with Netflix to produce films and series for the streaming giant.
The couple will focus on projects that promote “empathy and understanding between peoples” through their newly-formed company, Higher Ground Productions.