Michelle Obama’s book ‘Becoming’ is best-selling memoir ever, over 10 million copies sold

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 27 March 2019, 05:12 PM
Michelle Obama’s' Becoming’ is best-selling memoir ever (Photo: Twitter)
Michelle Obama’s' Becoming’ is best-selling memoir ever (Photo: Twitter)

Michelle Obama, the former First Lady’s book, Becoming is en route to becoming the best-selling memoir of all time. Since its release in November, the book has sold over 10 million copies, the parent company of publisher Penguin Random House announced on Tuesday. 

"We believe this could be the most successful memoir in history," said Thomas Rabe, the chief executive of Bertelsmann, a parent company of Penguin Random House, according to the Wall Street Journal.

"We believe that these memoirs could well become the most successful memoir ever," said Thomas Rabe, chief executive of the German firm.

Michelle Obama's book, which opens up to a candid lay-out of her childhood experience from the South Shore neighbourhood of Chicago, to her first boyfriend and the then the meeting of the then aspiring-lawyer, Barack Obama, whom she never thought would one day become her POTUS to her FLOTUS, to her work, motherhood and her time in The White House, the book has been praised for its universal appeal across genders and ages.

Becoming which sold more than 1.4 million copies in the first week according to Penguin Random House also has the longest streak at No. 1 for any book since Fifty Shades of Grey came out in 2012, according to Amazon.

First Published: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 03:52 PM
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