Michelle Obama and Ellen Degeneres sing duet about latest book
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Former first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaMichelle Obama, Ellen DeGeneres surprise DC elementary school with new computer lab, 0K donation Hillary Clinton documentary to premiere at Sundance Obama issues statement praising Paul Volcker MORE shared a video singing a duet with Ellen DeGeneres to plug her new book, "Becoming: A Guided Journal for Discovering Your Voice.”

The book is a “guided journal” for readers and will function as a companion piece to her critically-acclaimed 2018 memoir “Becoming.” The book will include inspiring questions and quotes that are “designed to help readers reflect on their personal and family history, their goals, challenges, and dreams, what moves them and brings them hope, and what future they imagine for themselves and their community," according to a release from publisher Penguin Random House.

With DeGeneres playing the piano, she and Obama sang a song promoting the new project. Obama provided the “lyrics” in the caption of her post: 


Ellen: “Michelle Obama has a new book…

Michelle Obama: It’s actually a Journal!

Ellen: What’s it called?

Michelle Obama: It’s the Becoming Journal. [Ellen: The Becoming Journal…] The purpose of the Journal is to write down your own story of Becoming….to chronicle your memories, your thoughts, your ideas, your impressions…because every story matters. Even yours, Ellen.

Ellen: Even mine…

Michelle Obama: What is your story?


Ellen: What is my story?

Together: What is my story?

Michelle Obama: Who are you Becoming?  

Earlier this week, hundreds of people turned out to meet Obama in the Washington, D.C., bookstore Politics and Prose at an event honoring the one-year anniversary of the release of her memoir. Some of the first fans in line began camping out at 1 p.m., nearly five hours before the event was scheduled to begin.