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Entertainment Michelle Obama's new journal guides fans to write their own 'Becoming'

22:20  18 november  2019
22:20  18 november  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

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Michelle Obama is giving readers a chance to discover their own voices and their own stories through journaling. “ Becoming : A Guided Journal for Writing is a way to process, to understand, to grow, and yes, to remember." Obama reflects on her own experience with journaling, which she did briefly

Writes Mrs. Obama in the Introduction to the Becoming journal , “I hope you’ll use this journal to write down your experiences, thoughts, and feelings, in all their These are thoughtful prompts not found in many other guides journals . The focus on self empowerment and owning your stories is powerful

Michelle Obama is giving readers a chance to discover their own voices and their own stories through journaling. “Becoming: A Guided Journal for Discovering Your Voice” (Clarkson Potter) is the journal companion to her best-selling memoir "Becoming," last year's top-selling book on USA TODAY's best-selling books list. 

Out nationwide on Tuesday, the guided journal, which includes more than 150 quotes and prompts (and even a "Becoming" playlist) from the former first lady, has already garnered a great deal of media attention, including being featured as a bonus pick on Oprah Winfrey’s coveted list of "Favorite Things."

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Obama writes in the journal's introduction: "I hope you'll use this journal to write down your experiences, thoughts, and feelings, in all their imperfections, and without judgement. ... Writing is a way to process, to understand, to grow, and yes, to remember." 

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Obama reflects on her own experience with journaling, which she did briefly in her 20s when her relationship with now-husband and former president Barack Obama was getting more serious and she was contemplating a new career. She writes, “It was a tumultuous time filled with change, and I found that dedicating time to writing my thoughts down helped me navigate all the transitions.”

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Obama would not put pen to journal again until she began writing her memoir, during which she was “transported back to that earlier version of myself.” This begat the question she poses in her introduction: “Why didn’t I journal more?”

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Based on Michelle Obama ’ s bestselling memoir, this gorgeous journal features an intimate and inspiring introduction by the former First Lady and more than 150 — Michelle Obama In writing Becoming , a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama shared her own

Michelle Obama ’ s best-selling memoir Becoming was one of our favorite books that came out in Now, Obama wants to give everyone the chance to map out their own story, with a new Becoming As Obama says in the introduction to the journal . “I hope you’ll use this journal to write down your

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With that revelation, Obama created a journal to help readers reflect on their own personal journey. Because as Obama writes in her introduction, “We don’t have to remember everything. But everything we remember has value.”

To give readers an idea of what to expect, we’ve selected five of our favorite quotes with prompts from Obama, beginning with arguably one of her most famous.

Michelle Obama taking a selfie: © Clarkson Potter "Becoming: A guided Journal for Discovering Your Voice" by Michelle Obama

When they go low, we go high. How do you put this phrase into practice?

I had nothing or I had everything. It depends on which way you want to tell it. Where we come from has such a strong effect on the person we are. Describe the neighborhood you grew up in. What was special about it? What was challenging? How did it shape who you are today?

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I’ve learned that it’s harder to hate up close. Describe a recent conversation you had with someone who did not share your history or perspective. How did you navigate the conversation?   

Everyone on earth is carrying around an unseen history, and that alone deserves some tolerance. What major historical events affected your family – whether in the distant past or more recently?

If you don’t get out there and define yourself, you’ll be quickly and inaccurately defined by others. How have others tried to define you in the past and how do their perceptions differ from the person you know you are?

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