Michelle Obama is Releasing a New Book Inspired by Recent Events

The former US First Lady and mother of two’s new book The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times comes out in November.

Former US First Lady Michelle Obama is releasing a new book inspired by the recent events that have happened since she and her husband, former US President Barack Obama, stepped down from the White House. On July 21, Michelle announced that she wrote The Light We Carry: Overcoming In Uncertain Times.

Michelle Obama, who has two children—Sasha and Malia, said that a lot has changed since her first book Becoming came out. “We’ve seen a global pandemic. We’ve seen an insurrection. A rising tide of hate and bigotry and intolerance and a whole lot more.”

These events made her feel out of balance, afraid, and vulnerable. Reflecting on how to channel it into positivity led her to write the book.

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The book as a toolbox

Michelle thinks of the book as a toolbox. “It’s a collection of perspectives and practices I’ve gathered over the years to help me keep centered even during times of high anxiety and stress.”

By being steadier, Michelle hopes it can help assure everyone that they are not alone. Especially during these challenging times.

Since leaving the White House, Michelle and Barack Obama have been busy in their different capacities. Michelle’s book Becoming has become one of the top-selling books of all time. It even spawned a journal, documentary, audiobook, and book tour.

She and the former US president have also been busy with the Obama Foundation and their own production company Higher Ground Productions.

The Light We Carry: Overcoming In Uncertain Times is published by Penguin Random House. It will be released this November 2022.

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