Meeting and conference with Michelle Obama at La Seine Musicale: Cancelled and postponed

It was supposed to be an event! La Seine Musicale in Boulogne-Billancourt was about to welcome, this Wednesday December 5, 2018 Michelle Obama for a unique and exclusive conference held around her book called “Becoming”. But the former First Lady of the United States has decided to cancel her visit to Europe, this Sunday December 2, in order to attend the funerals of the former United States president, Georges Bush.

Michelle Obama will finally not come to Paris this early December. The former First Lady of the United States was supposed to come to Boulogne-Billancourt La Seine Musicale on Wednesday December 5, 2018 for an exclusive conference held by Editions Fayard and Asterios Spectacles.

Shaped like a conversation, Michelle Obama would have made the best of it to return to her event book called “Becoming”, available in stores on November 13.

The occasion for the public to know more about Michelle Obama’s universe, based on the writings of her experience that made her the woman she is today, from her childhood in South Side Chicago through the years when she had to reconciles her life as an attorney and as a mother to the two mandates spent at the White House.

Becoming” tells her intimate path of a strong woman who always managed to go beyond what were expected of her.

But following the death on Friday November 30 of the former United States president, Georges Bush aged 94. Michelle Obama has decided to cancel her European tour, this Sunday December 2.

"It’s important to me to join the Bush family in celebrating President George H.W. Bush’s exemplary life. This will unfortunately preclude my visits to Paris and Berlin." Michelle Obama twitted. "I’ve been deeply touched by the enthusiasm for my memoir, and I’m working to reschedule my trip for next year." she continues in a second tweet hoping "readers and ticket holders will understand my decision regarding my desire to attend President Bush’s funeral, and join me in paying tribute to him and his tremendous contributions to our world."

For the record, tickets for this event were sold two days earlier only. Penguin Random House (PRH) quoting the specialized company NPD BookScan, said Friday that the book were sold at over 2 million copies in the United States and Canada in two weeks only. "Becoming" has been translated into 31 languages.

Caroline J.
Last updated on 3 December 2018

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