Friday, Dec 02, 2022 7:00 PM
The Fox Theatre
660 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30308
In an inspiring follow-up to her critically acclaimed, #1 bestselling memoir “Becoming,” Michelle Obama shares practical wisdom and powerful strategies for staying hopeful and balanced in today’s highly uncertain world.
The Fox Theatre welcomes the former First Lady of the United States to Atlanta in honor of her new book, “The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times.” Obama will appear in conversation with renowned filmmaker, actor, and philanthropist Tyler Perry.
Tickets prices start at $69.50. A Cappella Books will have signed copies of “The Light We Carry” available for purchase at the venue.
*Please note that all sales are exclusive for attendees on the night of the event. We are unable to offer pre-orders or hold signed copies for customers who are not attending the program.
Health and Safety Protocols
In alignment with the CDC's new relaxed guidelines, the Fox Theatre is no longer requiring that guests wear masks. For the most up-to-date information regarding the Fox Theatre's Health and Safety protocols and upgrades visit foxtheatre.org/HealthandSafety.
*All ticket holders will be emailed a KNOW BEFORE YOU GO notification at least 24 hours prior to their scheduled event with show-specific arrival protocols.
This is a 100% CASHLESS event to help mitigate hand-to-hand contact. Please be prepared to pay by card ONLY. All major credit cards will be accepted with tap-to-touch payment. Guests with cash will have the opportunity to exchange cash for a pre-paid card for use at all concessions points of sale.
About the Book
There may be no tidy solutions or pithy answers to life’s big challenges, but Michelle Obama believes that we can all locate and lean on a set of tools to help us better navigate change and remain steady within flux. “In The Light We Carry,” she opens a frank and honest dialogue with readers, considering the questions many of us wrestle with: How do we build enduring and honest relationships? How can we discover strength and community inside our differences? What tools do we use to address feelings of self-doubt or helplessness? What do we do when it all starts to feel like too much?
Michelle Obama offers readers a series of fresh stories and insightful reflections on change, challenge, and power, including her belief that when we light up for others, we can illuminate the richness and potential of the world around us, discovering deeper truths and new pathways for progress. Drawing from her experiences as a mother, daughter, spouse, friend, and First Lady, she shares the habits and principles she has developed to successfully adapt to change and overcome various obstacles—the earned wisdom that helps her continue to “become.” She details her most valuable practices, like “starting kind,” “going high,” and assembling a “kitchen table” of trusted friends and mentors. With trademark humor, candor, and compassion, she also explores issues connected to race, gender, and visibility, encouraging readers to work through fear, find strength in community, and live with boldness.
“When we are able to recognize our own light, we become empowered to use it,” writes Michelle Obama. A rewarding blend of powerful stories and profound advice that will ignite conversation, “The Light We Carry” inspires readers to examine their own lives, identify their sources of gladness, and connect meaningfully in a turbulent world.
About the Author
Michelle Obama served as First Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017. A graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School, Mrs. Obama started her career as an attorney at the Chicago law firm Sidley & Austin, where she met her future husband, Barack Obama. She later worked in the Chicago mayor’s office, at the University of Chicago, and at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Mrs. Obama also founded the Chicago chapter of Public Allies, an organization that prepares young people for careers in public service. She is the author of the #1 global bestseller “Becoming” and the #1 national bestseller “American Grown.” The Obamas currently live in Washington, D.C., and have two daughters, Malia and Sasha.