Michelle Obama's memoir to be sold in November

Updated 2018-02-27 13:39:02 Xinhua

Former U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama said Sunday that her first memoir will be released on Nov. 13.

The book will be promoted in 24 languages simultaneously around the world, according to the Crown Publishing Group, a Penguin Random House division.

On Sunday afternoon, Obama tweeted that writing the book "Becoming" has been "a deeply personal experience."

"I talk about my roots and how a girl from the South Side found her voice. I hope my journey inspires readers to find the courage to become whoever they aspire to be. I can't wait to share my story."

According to the publisher, which signed the deal to publish both Obamas' respective memoirs, "Becoming" will be translated in 24 languages, from Swedish to Arabic. The book's audio version will be narrated by Michelle Obama herself.

Local reports said the Obamas deal with the publisher over their memoirs worth at least 60 million U.S. dollars.

Given that their books are highly anticipated and first ladies' books are historically among the bestsellers, the release of "Becoming" is already a hot topic in the publishing industry.

Though Barack Obama has not announced details of his memoir which is expected in 2019, it's reported that the former first couple planned to donate a "significant portion" of their earnings to charity, including to the Obama Foundation.

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