Be sure to tune into ABC this Thursday to watch Jimmy Kimmel Live! where Michelle will talk with Jimmy about her new book, Becoming.
The former First Lady will discuss her new memoir, ‘Becoming’ during her Thursday night appearance.
In lieu of her recent book release, Becoming, former First Lady Michelle Obama will be making an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Thursday, Nov. 15.
Obama’s book was recently selected as Oprah Winfrey’s next book club choice, marking Winfrey’s first pick by an author from the political world since she started her club in 1996.
In Becoming, Obama candidly shares personal revelations she experienced throughout her life such as, suffering a miscarriage and sharply criticizes President Donald Trump. The former first lady’s book will be released to bookshelves on Tuesday via Crown Publishing, a part of Penguin Random House, and is among the most anticipated political memoirs in years, having already topped Amazon.com’s best-seller list throughout the weekend. The memoir is projected to sell millions of copies and is being published globally in 31 languages.
Ahead of her late-night appearance, Obama recently sat down with Winfrey for an in-depth conversation that will be released across multiple platforms this month, timed to the release of her memoir.
In their candid conversation, Obama spoke about the life experiences that have shaped her, including her childhood on the South Side of Chicago, her years working as an attorney and executive in Chicago and how she worked to balance the demands of her career and raising two daughters.
She also opened up about the challenges her and Barack Obama have endured during the early years of their marriage, including undergoing counseling and facing the pressure of being the “first black family” to live in the White House.
The conversation will air as a primetime special, Oprah Winfrey Special: Michelle Obama, that debuts at 8 p.m. Thursday. An extended, unedited version will be available on the Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations podcast starting the same day, with Part 2 available on Nov. 19. In addition, the full interview will be streamed on Oprah’s Facebook at 11 am. Nov. 18.
To celebrate the release of the memoir, OprahMag.com is posting an exclusive excerpt of the book.
“This book is everything you wanted to know and so much you didn’t even know you wanted to know. I believe it’s going to spark within you the desire to think about your own becoming,” Winfrey told the Associated Press. “It’s so well-written I can hear her voice; I can hear her expressions; I can feel her emotion. What she allows us to see is how she was able to discover, define and then refine her voice.”
To further promote the book release, Obama also sat down with Robin Roberts for a 20/20 special on Sunday.
Obama is also embarking on a 10-city book tour, which kicks off in Chicago on Tuesday. During each tour stop, Obama will be interviewed by special guests including Valerie Jarrett, Reese Witherspoon, and Tracee Ellis Ross.
Obama is also set to make appearances on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, Good Morning America, and CBS This Morning this week.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.