Remembering ‘Becoming’ on Michelle Obama’s Birthday

Remembering ‘Becoming’ on Michelle Obama’s Birthday

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Michelle Obama, first lady of the United States, mother, and recently author, celebrates her 57th birthday today. Throughout her career, she’s worked tirelessly for education, children, and people of color.  Michelle’s memoir, Becoming, was released in 2018 and was immediately a hit, selling 14 million copies in the first week of publication. Further than the book’s success, her tour for the work was filmed and made into a documentary for Netflix, which also received much critical acclaim. All of this work is to make sure her and the story of future African American women is told. Like she says in …

‘A Promised Land’: The Memoir that Took Publishing by Storm

‘A Promised Land’: The Memoir that Took Publishing by Storm

A Promised Land is the first of former President Barack Obama’s two presidential volumes. This highly anticipated novel has been, so far, named one of the 10 best books of the year, by The New York Times Book Review, and a Washington Post Notable Book. But, other than the high praise it has received so far, it’s also managed to sell 887,000 copies on the first day of publication, breaking records for publishing powerhouse, Penguin Random House.