You’ll Be Able To Read Michelle Obama’s Memoir Later This Year

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‘Becoming’ will be out November 13

Yesterday afternoon, Michelle Obama announced that her forthcoming memoir, Becoming, will be out later this year. The former First Lady and all-around flawless human being took to her social media pages to announce the news, stating that writing Becoming has "been a deeply personal experience," and that she hopes her "journey inspires readers to find the courage to become whoever they aspire to be."


The "unusually intimate" read will be available in 24 languages, as well as via audio reading by Obama herself, and will chronicle Obama's life and the moments that shaped her, from her upbringing as a young girl from the South Side of Chicago to motherhood and her journey to making history as the first black First Lady. Most excitingly, she will also embark on a global book tour in tandem with the release. 


The book marks Obama's second title, following American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America, a gardening guide published in 2012. 

While there is currently no pre-ordering information available just yet, the U.S. print edition will run fora suggested $32.50 and digital edition for $14.99. Deadline also notes that one million copies will be donated in Obama's name to the educational nonprofit First Book, a charity that provides books for children in need in the U.S. and Canada. Former President Barack Obama is said to be working on a memoir, too. 

You can sign up for updates on the book and tour here.

Photos by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for The Trevor Project

Delevingne shared why they chose now

Last week, Cara Delevingne and Ashley Benson officially confirmed the rumor that they're dating, with Delevingne posting an Instagram video of the two of them kissing. Now, in a new interview, she revealed why they confirmed the rumors. Basically, it was in celebration of Pride.

In the interview with E! News at the TrevorLIVE Gala, Delevingne was asked why the pair chose this moment to take their relationship public, and she answered: "Because it is Pride, it's been 50 years since Stonewall happened, and I don't know... It's been just about our one year anniversary so, why not?"

Why not, indeed? Delevingne also said that the kissing video was "just a little something," which makes sense. After all, the couple were recently spotted lugging around a kinky sex bench, so some simple kissing must feel pretty elementary.

At the Gala, Delevingne shouted out Benson during her speech too, though not by name. "I also have another very special woman in this room to thank and you know who you are," she said. "She's one of the people who help me love myself when I needed it most and I really needed it. She showed me what real love is and how to accept it, which is a lot harder than I thought." I'm swooning.

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