Becoming (Book)

Books News: Bottleneck at Printers Has Derailed Some Holiday Book Sales

A backlog at the printing presses, plus a surging demand for popular hardcover titles, has hurt publishers at peak sales season, with popular titles out of stock in some stores.

Nonfiction: Isabel Wilkerson on Michelle Obama’s ‘Becoming’ and the Great Migration

The former first lady’s long-awaited new memoir recounts with insight, candor and wit her family’s trajectory from the Jim Crow South to Chicago’s South Side and her own improbable journey from there to the White House.

Table for Three: Michelle Obama and Tracee Ellis Ross on the Power of Women’s Stories

The former first lady and a star of ABC’s “black-ish” talk about Mrs. Obama’s memoir, feeling “good enough” and what it really means to “go high.”