Former First Lady Michelle Obama will speak at Little Caesars Arena on Dec. 11 at 8 p.m. as part of a national tour promoting her upcoming memoir, “Becoming.”
“In candidly recounting moments from her own extraordinary journey, Mrs. Obama will also share life lessons learned and inspire people to become the very best version of themselves,” an announcement says.
Local tickets start at $29.50 and go on sale Friday, Sept. 21 at 10 a.m. at Becoming Michelle Obama, 313 Presents, Live Nation, Little Caesars Arena box office and Ticketmaster. To charge by phone, call (800) 745-3000.
The visit is part of a 10-city U.S. swing that starts in Chicago on Nov. 13, publication date for her 400-page memoir from a division of Penguin Random House. Foreign editions will be printed in 28 languages.
This week’s tour announcement quotes her:
“I’ve spent the last year and a half reflecting on my story as deeply and honestly as I could, and now I’m thrilled to travel the country and do the same with readers this fall. I hope that this tour will inspire others to reflect upon and share their own stories — all the joys and sorrows, all the scars and renewals — so that together, we can better recognize that each of us, in our own way, is in a constant process of becoming.”
A publisher’s blurb says:
In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America—the first African-American to serve in that role—she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments.
Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare.
In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it—in her own words and on her own terms.
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.