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Michelle Obama To Release Deeply Personal Memoir, Becoming On November 13, 2018

Michelle Obama’s memoir will be released on November 13, 2018.

The former first lady tweeted Sunday that the book is called “Becoming.” She is calling her memoir a “deeply personal experience.”

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.

The former first lady and her husband, former President Barack Obama, last year reached a joint agreement with Penguin Random House for their respective books. The deal is believed to be well in excess of $30 million.

Memoirs by former first ladies usually sell well and Michelle Obama’s memoir is highly anticipated. She is admired around the world and has never told her story at length. Her only previous book was a 2012 work on gardening, “American Grown.”

Barack Obama, who has written the million-sellers “Dreams from My Father” and “The Audacity of Hope,” has not yet scheduled his memoir.

You can pre-order the book HERE. Sign up for information about Becoming including upcoming tour dates HERE.

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Steven Spielberg’s “Obama”

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Daniel Day-Lewis plays the President in Steven Spielberg’s Obama, with Tracy Morgan as Joe Biden. Created for the 2013 White House Correspondents Dinner.

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Find Out When & Where To Vote On Election Day

Election Day is on Tuesday November 6, 2012. To find out when and where to vote on Election Day, please click HERE.

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Pepperoni or Sausage? Pizza Hut to Reward Free Pizza for Life to Anyone Who Asks This Question During Oct. 16 Town Hall Debate

To assure America that the real issues being debated in households across the country every night aren’t sidestepped by the candidates any longer, The Pizza Party is offering free pizza for life to an official attendee who asks either of the participants the age-old burning question – Sausage or Pepperoni? – during the live telecast town hall format presidential debate on Oct. 16 at Hofstra University.

Pizza Hut, which last week announced the long overdue formation of The Pizza Party and introduced its crowd-pleasing Big Dinner Box as the Party’s candidate, will reward the free pizza should the question get asked. Fans of The Pizza Party, and frankly, who isn’t, are encouraged to register and show their support at PizzaHut.com/PizzaParty. Visitors receive free Stuffed Pizza Rollers with their next online order just for signing up. Fans are also encouraged to use the hashtag #ThePizzaParty on debate night in order to further push for this question to get asked of either of the candidates.

Along with empowering America through the debate, The Pizza Party is also asking for America’s help in selecting the running mate for the Big Dinner Box. Ballots will open at PizzaHut.com/PizzaParty this Thursday, Oct. 11, the same day the vice presidential candidates take the stage for their own debate. Those who have signed up on the website to be a member of The Pizza Party can choose between wings, pasta or Stuffed Pizza Rollers as the VP.

More information about the debate reward, the VP candidates and the mission of The Pizza Party is available at PizzaHut.com/PizzaParty.

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7-Election

7-Election starts today and is putting the presidential race in your hands. Come in for 7-Eleven coffee, pick a red or blue cup and help predict the president.

Consumers have helped 7-11 accurately predict the past three elections.

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Game Change Trailer

This new HBO film follows John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign, from his selection of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate, to their ultimate defeat in the general election.

The political drama, which stars Ed Harris as John McCain, Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin, and Woody Harrelson as campaign strategist Steve Schmidt, is set to premiere March 10th @ 9PM ET on HBO.

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The 2010 TIME 100 World’s Most Influential People List

TIME Magazine has just published their 100 world’s most influential people list for 2010.

Some of the people you’ll encounter on this list are influential in the traditional sense — heads of state like Barack Obama, corporate leaders like Robin Li, CEO of the Chinese search-engine company Baidu. But the magazine also sought out people whose ideas and actions are revolutionizing their fields and transforming lives — like Matt Berg, who is using text-messaging technology to improve community health monitoring in Africa, and Rahul Singh, whose organization GlobalMedic was among the first on the ground after January’s Haiti earthquake, providing millions of gallons of water to those most in need. You might not have heard their names before, but their innovations and efforts will help change the world for years to come.

The 2010 TIME 100 boasts some innovations too. The issue has multiple covers, wrapping front and back around the magazine. The list is now consolidated into four categories — leaders, artists, thinkers and heroes.

You can see the list HERE.


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Barack Obama Looking At Awesome Things

Barack Obama has been known to feign interest in mundane things as seen in the slideshow. Dean Trippe used Photoshop to provide some awesome alternatives.

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The White House Launches App for iPhone

The White House has released its new official application for the iPhone and iPod touch. The app offers access to whitehouse.gov’s White House Blog and Briefing Room news areas, including photo and video content, and also offers live video streaming of White House events, including the President’s public events, web chats with Administration officials, key speeches, and press briefings. Notably, the live streaming feature will also allow users to watch next week’s State of the Union address directly on their device. The White House official application for iPhone and iPod touch is available now as a free download from the App Store.

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Sarah Palin Resigning As Alaska Governor

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said Friday she is resigning from office at the end of the month, raising speculation that she would focus on a run for the White House in the 2012 race.

The former Republican vice presidential candidate made the surprise announcement from her home in suburban Wasilla on Friday morning. She said she would step down July 26 but didn’t announce her plans.

“Once I decided not to run for re-election, I also felt that to embrace the conventional Lame Duck status in this particular climate would just be another dose of politics as usual, something I campaigned against and will always oppose,” Palin said in a statement released by her office.

“It is my duty to always protect our great state. With that in mind, my family and I determined that it is best to make a difference this summer, and I am willing to change things, so that this administration, with its positive agenda, its accomplishments, and its successful road to an incredible future, can continue without interruption and with great administrative and legislative success,” she said.

Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell will be inaugurated at the governor’s picnic in Fairbanks at the end of the month, Palin spokesman Dave Murrow said.

Palin was first elected in 2006 on a populist platform. But her popularity has waned as she waged in partisan politics following her return from the presidential campaign. Her term would have ended in 2010.

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