Michelle Obama's deeply personal memoir is on its way and we can't wait to see what she'll reveal


According to Penguin.co.uk, the global release date for Becoming is set for Tuesday, 13 November and we can expect to read and discover more about her childhood, her trials and tribulations as well as what it was like to be in the spotlight during her tenure as one of the US’s most loved First Ladies of the USA.

The final cover for the book has yet to be released but we’re sure it will be an absolutely stellar one.

In the meantime, while we’re waiting for what we’re sure will be one of the world’s bestselling memoirs, why not check out these awesome must-read celebrity accounts definitely worth reading:

Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person by Shonda Rhimes

You know her as one of the most successful creators of shows like Grey’s Anatomy and How to Get Away with Murder but what you probably didn’t know about her is that the woman who produced all these amazing shows used to hire a publicist so she could avoid making any public appearances.

After a thanksgiving dinner in which her sister told her that she never says yes to anything, Shonda decided to be bold and challenged herself to a year of doing things she’s always been scared to try.

The result is this: a funny and daring memoir that chronicles the ups and downs of her days before she said yes as well the years that saw her breaking the mould with her success in television.

Buy a copy here.

Always Another Country by Sisonke Msimang

Sisonke Msimang’s memoir chronicles the journey of her exile where she spent most of her years in Kenya, Zambia and then North America before she returned to South Africa in the 90s.

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It also touches on family, the political climate of South Africa pre and post Apartheid and is a coming-of-age collection that is a testimony to the strong bond one has with one’s home country.

Purchase a copy of the book.

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Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick  

The delightfully hilarious memoir is actually a collection of personal essays that touch on everything from her pop culture experiences to dating failures and razor sharp witty observations of navigating life and fame.

It’s an underrated gem.

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But your copy now!

Hunger by Roxane Gay

A powerful book by the bestselling author of Bad Feminist. It’s not an easy read, but it’s an important one if you want to really understand, empathise and listen to any woman who has been raped or sexually assaulted.

Read our review here:

Bossypants by Tina Fey

This one may have been published back in 2011 but it’s still as funny and relatable as ever. It's a laugh-out-loud memoir that showcases Tina Fey at her self-deprecating best.

She’s as funny as she is wise as she chronicles her story which includes relating the misadventures in her youth, to life in the spotlight with amusing anecdotes that are as hilarious as they are feminist and often insightful.

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Buy this book here

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