We're slowing going to start learning what it took to become Michelle Obama! The former First Lady of the United States is gearing up to release her first memoir, titled Becoming. Even though it's not due out until November, Michelle is giving fans a sneak peek by sharing photos from her book along with memories and anecdotes from her life. On Tuesday, May 22, Michelle took to Instagram to share the first photo with fans, which was a sweet throwback photo of herself as a little girl with her parents.
"Over the next few days, I’ll be sharing some photos and memories from my book, BECOMING [sic]," the 54-year-old wrote in the caption. "My father, Fraser, taught me to work hard, laugh often, and keep my word. My mother, Marian, showed me how to think for myself and to use my voice. Together, in our cramped apartment on the South Side of Chicago, my family helped me see the value in our story, in my story, and in the larger story of our country."
Fans flooded the comments, and many of them pointed out the fact that Michelle looks a lot like her mom. "You look just like your gorgeous mama! So so excited for your book," one fan wrote, while another fan commented, "Marian and Fraser did a fine job in raising you. Also, amazing how much you look like your mother."
For her next memory, Michelle shared a picture of herself back in the 1980s when she was a student at Princeton, and she opened up about her own college experience while giving advice to current students.
"I know that being a first-generation college student can be scary, because it was scary for me," she wrote. "I was black and from a working-class neighborhood in Chicago, while Princeton’s student body was generally white and well-to-do. I’d never stood out in a crowd or a classroom because of the color of my skin before. But I found close friends and a mentor who gave me the confidence to be myself. Going to college is hard work, but every day I meet people whose lives have been profoundly changed by education, just as mine was. My advice to students is to be brave and stay with it."
According to the description of the book on her official website, Michelle will take readers on a journey of her life from her childhood in Chicago, to growing up and becoming a mother while working as an executive, and she will also reveal details about her time spent in the White House.
"Writing Becoming has been a deeply personal experience," Michelle said in a statement obtained by People. "It has allowed me, for the very first time, the space to honestly reflect on the unexpected trajectory of my life … how a little girl from the South Side of Chicago found her voice and developed the strength to use it to empower others."