Michelle Obama’s BECOMING: A Guided Journal for Discovering Your Voice On Sale Today from Clarkson Potter

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BECOMING: A Guided Journal for Discovering Your Voice, a companion to former U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama‘s critically acclaimed and internationally bestselling memoir, BECOMING, is being published on November 19 by Clarkson Potter in the U.S. and Canada. A Spanish language edition titled BECOMING: Un Diario Guiado is being published by Plaza & Janes/Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial.

This gorgeous journal features an intimate and inspiring introduction by the former First Lady and more than 150 inspiring questions and quotes to help you discover—and rediscover—your story.

“It’s not about being perfect. It’s not about where you get yourself in the end. There’s power in allowing yourself to be known and heard, in owning your unique story, in using your authentic voice. And there’s grace in being willing to know and hear others. This, for me, is how we become.” —Michelle Obama

In writing BECOMING, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Mrs. Obama shared her own extraordinary journey to help create space for others to tell their stories and to give people the courage to discover the power of their own voice. With this journal, she now provides you with the encouragement to find value in your own personal journey of becoming.

Printed on cream writing paper, with a grosgrain ribbon, foil-stamped cover, and removable half-jacket, BECOMING: A Guided Journal for Discovering Your Voice includes thought-provoking prompts designed to help you reflect on your personal and family history; your goals, challenges, and dreams; what moves you and brings you hope; and what future you imagine for yourself and your community.

Writes Mrs. Obama in the Introduction to the BECOMING Journal, “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.”

Watch a special “BECOMING: A Guided Journal for Discovering Your Voice” video below:


Posted: November 19, 2019