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Michelle Obama and Ellen perform duet about her new journal


ABC/Lorenzo BevilaquaMichelle Obama and Ellen DeGeneres just pulled off a hilarious duet to promote the former FLOTUS’ new project.

Mrs. Obama recently released Becoming: A Guided Journal for Discovering Your Voice, based on her best-selling 2018 memoir, Becoming.  In a video, instead of chatting about the book, they sing about it: Ellen plays the piano while Obama describes it.

“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,” she recites as the television host plays the piano loudly. “Even yours, Ellen.”

She then asks Ellen, “What is your story?” “What’s my story?” Ellen sings, and then they sing that line together…sort of.

The journal includes more than 150 questions and quotes that “resonate with key themes in Mrs. Obama’s memoir,” according to the publisher, Clarkson Potter, an imprint of Random House.

The components 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.”

As previously reported, Obama recently received a Grammy nomination in the Best Spoken Word category for the audio version of Becoming.

The memoir shines a light on her childhood, her life with former President Barack Obama, their time in the White House and more. It was an immediate success, selling two million copies in just 15 days, according to the book’s publisher.

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