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    'Obamas Doing What They Do Best': Ex-FLOTUS' New Book Polarises Social Media

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    While many social media users seemed eager to get their hands on Michelle Obama’s book, some argued that the former president’s wife is merely “cashing in” on their fame.

    Nearly a year after the release of her first memoir “Becoming”, which sold over 11.5 million copies, the former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama has announced the upcoming release of a new book.

    According to the Chicago Tribune, the book, scheduled to be released on 19 November, “will feature an introduction written by Obama along with more than 150 questions and quotes that aim to compel readers to fill in answers about themselves,” serving as a companion journal to “Becoming”.

    The book, titled “Becoming: A Guided Journal for Discovering Your Voice”, is to be published by Clarkson Potter, an imprint of Penguin Random House, priced at $19.99.

    This reveal elicited a somewhat mixed reaction among the social media audience, with many netizens praising Michelle Obama and appearing eager to read the book.

    The announcement also attracted a fair share of criticism from the ex-FLOTUS’ detractors.

    Some also dropped remarks about the Obamas “cashing in” on their presidency.

    And there were also those who seemed disinterested in the release.

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