The Light We Carry by Michelle Obama is Coming November 15!

By Keri Horan | July 21 2022 | Adult

In an inspiring follow-up to her critically acclaimed, #1 bestselling memoir Becoming, former First Lady Michelle Obama shares practical wisdom and powerful strategies for staying hopeful and balanced in today’s highly uncertain world.

There may be no tidy solutions or pithy answers to life’s big challenges, but Michelle Obama believes that we can all locate and lean on a set of tools to help us better navigate change and remain steady within flux. In The Light We Carry, she opens a frank and honest dialogue with readers, considering the questions many of us wrestle with: How do we build enduring and honest relationships? How can we discover strength and community inside our differences? What tools do we use to address feelings of self-doubt or helplessness? What do we do when it all starts to feel like too much?

Michelle Obama offers readers a series of fresh stories and insightful reflections on change, challenge, and power, including her belief that when we light up for others, we can illuminate the richness and potential of the world around us, discovering deeper truths and new pathways for progress. Drawing from her experiences as a mother, daughter, spouse, friend, and First Lady, she shares the habits and principles she has developed to successfully adapt to change and overcome various obstacles—the earned wisdom that helps her continue to “become.” She details her most valuable practices, like “starting kind,” “going high,” and assembling a “kitchen table” of trusted friends and mentors. With trademark humor, candor, and compassion, she also explores issues connected to race, gender, and visibility, encouraging readers to work through fear, find strength in community, and live with boldness.

“When we are able to recognize our own light, we become empowered to use it,” writes Michelle Obama. A rewarding blend of powerful stories and profound advice that will ignite conversation, The Light We Carry inspires readers to examine their own lives, identify their sources of gladness, and connect meaningfully in a turbulent world.

The Light We Carry
Overcoming in Uncertain Times
Michelle Obama
9780593237465 HC  $32.50 $30 Export Price
6-1/8 x 9-1/4
Biography & Memoir
Crown
November 15, 2022

 

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About The Author:

MICHELLE OBAMA served as First Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017. A graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School, Mrs. Obama started her career as an attorney at the Chicago law firm Sidley & Austin, where she met her future husband, Barack Obama. She later worked in the Chicago mayor’s office, at the University of Chicago, and at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Mrs. Obama also founded the Chicago chapter of Public Allies, an organization that prepares young people for careers in public service. She is the author of the #1 global bestseller Becoming and the #1 national bestseller American Grown. The Obamas currently live in Washington, D.C., and have two daughters, Malia and Sasha.

 

The Light We Carry
9780593237465
Practical wisdom and powerful strategies for staying hopeful and balanced in today’s highly uncertain world—from the #1 bestselling author of Becoming and former First Lady Michelle Obama
$32.50 US
Nov 15, 2022
Hardcover
336 Pages
Crown
US, Canada, Open Mkt

Becoming
9781524763145
The iconic memoir by the former First Lady of the United States—now in trade paperback featuring a new introduction by Michelle Obama, a letter from the author to her younger self, and a book club guide with 20 discussion questions and a 5-question Q&A. #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • MORE THAN 15 MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER
$18.99 US
Mar 02, 2021
Paperback
464 Pages
Crown
US, Canada, Open Mkt

Becoming: A Guided Journal for Discovering Your Voice
9780593139127
What's your journey of becoming? Based on Michelle Obama's bestselling memoir, 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.
$19.99 US
Nov 19, 2019
Hardcover
208 Pages
Clarkson Potter
US, Canada, Open Mkt

Becoming: Adapted for Young Readers
9780593303740
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Michelle Obama’s worldwide bestselling memoir, Becoming, is now adapted for young readers.
$18.99 US
Mar 02, 2021
Hardcover
432 Pages
Delacorte Press
US, Canada, Open Mkt