Michelle Obama’s Memoir ‘Becoming’ Sells Over 725,000 Copies On First Day

Michelle Obama’s memoir “Becoming” sold over 725,000 copies in its first day, making it one of the year’s biggest debuts.

According to the Associated Press, her publisher, Crown Publishing, says the figures include sales and pre-orders for the forever first lady’s memoir in hardcover, audio and e-books editions for the United States and Canada.

Crown also announced that it had raised the book’s print run from 1.8 million copies to 2.6 million.

“Becoming” was released Tuesday coinciding with her Obama’s first stop on her national book tour. So far, the forever first lady’s tour has taken her to Chicago, hosted by Oprah, and Los Angeles, hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross.

You can find more information about the tour and how to get tickets here.

Congratulations Michelle Obama!


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Bryant is creative, personable, quick-witted and the founder of The Top Tea. He is a Howard alum and USC graduate student. He’s toured multiple countries, sung background for artists such as Mary J. Blige, Fantasia and Andra Day and performed at venues like The White House (under Pres. Obama) and The Kennedy Center on multiple occasions. Bryant also worked on the casting team for Netflix’s Rhythm + Flow.

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