Despite hitting the shelves just in November 2018, Michelle Obama’s ‘Becoming’ has already sold more than 10 million copies and is set to become the world’s best-selling memoir of all time.
In the book, the former first lady focuses on sharing her experiences and presenting her life story. Besides critics directed at Donald Trump, Obama also speaks out about the couple’s infertility challenges and admits that both of their daughters, Malia and Sasha, were conceived through in vitro fertilization.
‘Becoming’ also describes Obama’s upbringing on Chicago’s South Side as well as her experiences at Whitney Young and Princeton University. She also speaks of straddling social and economic worlds through the eyes of a child and a young adult.
The memoir also takes readers on her journey of becoming a lawyer, mother of two girls, wife of former President Barack Obama, and her eight years in the White House.
Obama shares personal revelations about racism, having a miscarriage, and about the false rumor that her husband wasn’t a U.S. citizen.
Months after the book’s release, the sales continue to soar persistently. According to Penguin Random House, Obama’s publisher, the book was sold in over 10 million copies including standard hardcovers, e-books, and audiobooks.
As the publisher suggests, the book is most likely to become the best-selling memoir of all time.
Just two weeks after the book was released, Becoming already shattered one record as it became the fastest-selling book of 2018 by selling over 2 million copies in just two weeks.
“I’m not aware, in my personal experience with Penguin Random House, that we ever sold 10 million units of a memoir,” Penguin Random House’s chief executive, Markus Dohle, admitted.
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