Books Inc. will be selling copies of Becoming, the memoir by the former First Lady of the United States, at her December 14 event with Michelle Norris at SAP Center at San Jose.
Michelle Obama’s live U.S. book tour events in support of her highly anticipated memoir, BECOMING will come to SAP Center at San Jose on December 14, and will feature intimate and honest conversations between Mrs. Obama and a selection of to-be-announced moderators, reflective of the extraordinary stories shared in the wide-ranging chapters of her deeply personal book.
Attendees will hear firsthand Mrs. Obama’s intimate reflections on the experiences and events, both public and private, that have shaped her, from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her years spent at the most famous address in the world. Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America – the first African-American to serve in that role – she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world.
BECOMING will be released on November 13 in the U.S. and Canada by the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House, as well as in 28 languages around the world. An audio edition of the book, read by Mrs. Obama, will be simultaneously issued in digital and physical formats by Penguin Random House Audio.
Michele Norris will moderate the upcoming San Jose stop on Friday, December 14th at SAP Center at San Jose. Michele Norris is one of the most trusted voices in American journalism. She is the former host of NPR's All Things Considered and Founding Director of The Peabody Award-winning Race Card Project. Norris is the author of The Grace of Silence and has worked for ABC News, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune and The Los Angeles Times. She is The Executive Director of The Bridge, the Aspen Institute's program that uses narrative exchange to create connections among people of different backgrounds and perspectives.
Outlined below are a few "Key Things to Know" about the event and SAP Center at San Jose. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to call us at 408-287-7070.
Please keep the following times in mind as you plan your arrival at SAP Center:
Will Call opens at 6:00 p.m.
Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
Event is scheduled to begin at 8:00 p.m.
*All times are subject to change
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DIRECTIONS & PARKING
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Upon arrival at SAP Center at San Jose, you will have a number of easily accessible on-site parking options for only $25 per car. Additional parking options are available at varied prices and distances from the arena. You can view the full parking map here.
With a heavy volume of traffic expected, we encourage all attendees to take advantage of the San Jose Diridon station located immediately across the street from SAP Center.
This station location allows you to easily travel to and from the event via several public transportation options. For more info, click here.
Guests requiring accessible parking and a convenient passenger drop-off area may park in SAP Center’s ABC Parking Lot and enter through the North Entrance. The North Entrance is adjacent to the parking lot.
USING THE UBER ZONE AT SAP CENTER
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Download the Uber app and enter promo code SAPCENTER2018 or click here to sign up and get your first Uber ride free, up to $20.
Request a ride through the Uber app and set your destination as SAP Center.
Ask your driver to drop you off in our designated drop off locations on Autumn and Montgomery Streets. After the show, walk west of the arena and request your ride from the Uber Zone on Stockton Avenue for the smoothest pick-up experience.