Former first lady Michelle Obama speaks at the American Library Association annual conference in New Orleans, Friday, June 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Michelle Obama's memoir conveys lessons of an eventful life

June 22, 2018 - 9:53 pm

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former first lady Michelle Obama says she has learned "that you can have it all, but not all at the same time."

That's just one of the lessons she mentioned Friday while discussing her upcoming memoir "Becoming" at the American Library Association's annual conference in New Orleans.

She calls the book a "re-humanization effort" that shares the "ordinariness of a very extraordinary story" that she hopes will give voice to people who feel voiceless.

Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden moderated the conversation before an estimated crowd of 8,000 inside the city's convention center.

Obama shared snippets from the book, including the experiences that have shaped her, from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive and her time at the White House.

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