Published: Mon, December 03, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

Michelle Obama’s memoir sells two million copies in two weeks

Michelle Obama’s memoir sells two million copies in two weeks

Michelle Obama's memoir "Becoming" has broken a record to become a bestseller just 15 days after its release. Over 2 million copies, in all formats and editions, have been sold in the United States and Canada alone.

In the USA and Canada, Becoming is already in its sixth printing, with 3.4 million copies in print.

Two million units have been sold when you combine purchases of hardcover, e-books, and audiobooks in the US and Canada.

The 54-year-old mother of two - America's first African American first lady and wife of the first black U.S. president - is wildly popular at home and overseas, loved for her warm personality, intelligence and women's activism.

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Two million copies of Michelle Obama's book have been snapped up in North America in its first two weeks. The title remains in the No. 1 spot of The New York Times' best-seller lists for Hardcover Nonfiction and the Combined Print and E-Book Bestsellers.

The book reveals details of the personal life of the Obama family before, during and after their time as the first African-American First couple of the United States.

Former President George W. Bush's Decision Points took several weeks to sell 2 million, while former President Bill Clinton's My Life hit the 1 million mark quickly, but then took much longer to sell 2 million copies.

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