ABC helps launch Michelle Obama’s book

The Idaho Statesman (Sunday) - - EXPLORE - Or­lando (Fla.) Sen­tinel

You’re fa­mil­iar with the grand pro­mo­tional push for a book from the re­cent tours of James Comey (“A Higher Loy­alty”), Bob Wood­ward (“Fear: Trump in the White House”) and Sally Field (“Pieces”).

Ready to outdo them all is for­mer first lady Michelle Obama.

She will get help with her mem­oir, “Be­com­ing,” from ABC News, “Good Morn­ing Amer­ica” and Robin Roberts.

First up is the prime­time spe­cial “Be­com­ing Michelle: A First Lady’s Jour­ney with Robin Roberts” at 8 p.m. Sun­day.

On Fri­day’s “GMA,” Roberts said that she had vis­ited Obama’s child­hood home on the South Side of Chicago with the for­mer first lady on Thurs­day. Roberts called the book “very per­sonal” and “very pow­er­ful.”

The book will be re­leased Tues­day, and Roberts will be in Chicago to in­ter­view Obama for “Good Morn­ing Amer­ica” that morn­ing.

Barack and Michelle Obama re­port­edly re­ceived more than $65 mil­lion for a joint book deal from Pen­guin Ran­dom House. Her book is the first to be re­leased.

Her tour will be a starry event in arena set­tings. Oprah Win­frey joins Obama at Chicago’s United Cen­ter on Tues­day.

Other guests in­clude Tracee El­lis Ross in Los An­ge­les on Nov. 15, Valerie Jar­rett in Wash­ing­ton on Nov. 17, Reese Wither­spoon in Den­ver on Dec. 13, Jar­rett in Dal­las on Dec. 17 and Sarah Jes­sica Parker in Brook­lyn on Dec. 19.

Obama tweeted: “There’s no bet­ter way to share my story with all of you than with a lit­tle help from a few of my friends.”

Bos­ton, Philadel­phia, Detroit and San Jose, Calif., are other stops.

Obama is giv­ing away 10 per­cent of the tick­ets to lo­cal and com­mu­nity or­ga­ni­za­tions and schools.

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In “Be­com­ing,” Michelle Obama talked about suf­fer­ing a mis­car­riage, re­ly­ing on IVF to con­ceive and the chal­lenges of be­ing the first African-amer­i­can first lady.

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