Former First Lady Michelle Obama is now a two-time author. The activist and philanthropist announced on Thursday that her second book, The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times, will release on November 15, 2022.
“I can’t believe it’s been a few years since I published my memoir, Becoming. And in that time, a lot has happened,” Obama said in a video she premiered on Good Morning America. “We’ve seen a global pandemic. We’ve seen an insurrection. A rising tide of hate, bigotry, intolerance, and a whole lot more. It’s often left me feeling just a little out of balance. I felt vulnerable, and yes, I felt afraid.”
In this new book, Obama poses the question “how do we overcome?” She draws on her experiences as a wife, mother, daughter, and First Lady to offer her readers a series of stories and insightful reflections on the power of lighting up for others and for self.