Michelle Obama is giving us an inside look into her private life with beautiful photos from her new book.

By Claudia Fisher
Updated May 25, 2018
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A few days ago, Michelle Obama shared a photo from her upcoming memoir, "Becoming," to her over 20 million Instagram followers. The former first lady explained that over the following days, she would be posting pictures and memories from the new book, giving the public inside glimpses at her private life and upbringing.

Obama's most recent share is of the anticipated book's cover, which was shot by celebrity portrait photographer Miller Mobley. In the glamorous portrait, the 54-year-old wears a white shirt that hangs off one of her shoulders, which is notable considering the criticism she received during her time in the White House about her sleeveless dresses and how they showed off her arms. It's a confident pose and a statement to these critics that she's either not listening or she doesn't care what they have to say about her appearance.

Her photos emphasize the importance she places on things like family, partnership in her marriage, hard work, honesty, and believing in yourself through difficult situations.

After growing up on the South Side of Chicago, Obama encountered new challenges as a first-generation African American college student joining a predominately white, affluent Princeton class. The photos she shared this week, along with her captions, give us a peak at the inspirational stories and life lessons we'll most likely encounter in her new book.

Michelle Obama's memoir, "Becoming," is set for release on November 13, 2018, but you can preorder copies now on sites like Amazon (from $14.99), Target ($22.75 in hardcover), and Barnes & Noble (from $14.99).