Michelle Obama has been making good use of her time since hanging up her hat as the Nation’s First Lady! Last year, we learned that she and husband Barack Obama had signed a joint deal with Penguin Random House for memoirs about their lives for a reported whopping $65 million (some of which The Hollywood Reporter reported would be donated to charity). Now, our former FLOTUS has announced that her long-awaited book FINALLY has a release date, and that it will be up for grabs before the year is over.

The 54-year-old took to her Instagram page to share the cover of the project, titled BECOMING, as well as a lengthy personal note about her experience writing it.

“Writing BECOMING has been deeply personal for me,” she mussed. “It has allowed me, for the very first time, the space to honestly reflect on the unexpected trajectory of my life. In this book, I talk about my roots and how a little girl from the South Side of Chicago found her voice and developed the strength to use it to empower others.”

She added that she hoped to motivate others through her words, saying, “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 book’s website, that story will not only touch on her childhood and her time at the White House, but also on experience as a mother to two teen daughters and the triumphs and failures she’s faced both personally and privately.

“Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations—and whose story inspires us to do the same,” the description reads.

Pick up a copy of Obama’s memoir when it hits shelves on November 13, 2018.

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