Becoming (book)

autobiography by Michelle Obama

Becoming is a memoir written by former First Lady Michelle Obama. The book was written by a ghostwriter.[1][2] It was published in November 2018.[3] She wrote another book in 2009 called American Grown.[4]

AuthorMichelle Obama
CountryUnited States
PublishedNovember 13, 2018 (2018-11-13)
PublisherCrown (North America)
Viking Press (Commonwealth)
ISBN978-1-5247-6313-8 (Hardcover)
Preceded byAmerican Grown 

Becoming sold two million books shortly after it was first published. It became the best selling book of 2018.[5]


  1. Glenn Thrush; Elaina Plott (28 June 2020). "How the Trump Campaign Is Drawing Obama Out of Retirement". The New York Times. Retrieved 10 July 2020. “She had a ghostwriter,” Mr. Obama told a friend who asked about his wife’s speedy work
  2. EDWARD-ISAAC DOVERE (23 May 2019). "Waiting for Obama". The Atlantic. Retrieved 24 May 2019. he’ll occasionally point out in conversation that he’s writing this book himself, while Michelle used a ghostwriter
  3. Ramos, Dino-Ray; Ramos, Dino-Ray (22 November 2018). "Michelle Obama Memoir 'Becoming' Sells 1.4 Million Copies In One Week".
  4. "American Grown".

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