The former First Lady has a smash hit on her hands. According to The Guardian, Michelle Obama’s autobiography, Becoming, has sold more than 10 million copies and is on track to become the most successful memoir in history. Penguin Random House has revealed that the book was their biggest success of last year and is still growing. Becoming has been a global sales juggernaut since its release in November of last year, having been translated into thirty-one languages and the audiobook becoming Random House’s fastest seller ever.
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Michelle Obama has been promoting the book on a press tour, having been visiting Copenhagen, Paris, Amsterdam, the USA, and Canada. The tour has proven to be hugely popular and she next plans to visit London on April 14th. The book itself details her life, chronicling her early childhood in the South Side of Chicago to her years as an early mother to her time serving as First Lady. Let’s hope it continues to keep climbing and breaking new records!
Each holiday season, former US president releases a list of his favorite books, movies and music from the past year, and unsurprisingly, his wife Michelle Obama’s memoirBecoming has topped this year’s list. Becoming is 2018’s bestselling book, selling over 800,000 copies since its release in November.
Barack Obama posts his much anticipated list annually on Facebook. Check it out below! Have you read any of his top picks?
The books and authors highlighted by Obama this year were as follows: