Becoming Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama's memoir "Becoming Michelle Obama" is the fastest-selling book of the year with over 725,000 copies sold on the first day.

There were only 3 books left when your auntie picked up a copy of 'Becoming' at 30% off at the Barnes & Nobles in Buckhead on Sunday.

The B&N employee I spoke with said Michelle's books flew off the shelves when it was released last week, but sales have since slowed.

Crown Publishing told The Associated Press on Friday that the sales figures included pre-orders of the books.

'Becoming' had the biggest opening day sales of any book in 2018 by Crown's parent company, Penguin Random House, according to a report on The Washington Times website.

Crown Publishing increased the print run of "Becoming" from 1.8 million copies to 2.6 million.

"Becoming" received positive reviews, with The Washington Post praising the former First Lady's "Impressive balance in telling the truth of her challenges while repeatedly acknowledging her lucky life."

Only one book exceeded Becoming's sales this year: Bob Woodward's "Fear: Trump ing the White House" sold around 900,000 copies on the first day.

'Becoming' also far exceeded first-day sales of Hillary Clinton's book, "What Happened", which explained her shocking loss to Donald Trump in the 2016 elections. "What Happened" sold 300,000 copies in its first week.

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  • Phillybruh

    Can't wait for the Movie and of course his book next year.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    She also narrates the audio version. Maybe I'll get that for the car.
    Happy for her. Lord knows she put up with enough cr@p while in the WH.

  • Carrington

    I'd probably buy it if I didn't think it's probably boring... She doesn't seem like the type to put anything "salacious" in there. I think she's probably still "going high". in the book.

  • Roderick2011

    The title of Melania Trump's memor " Becoming Michelle Obama"

  • ohdearme

    Good for her, I'll wait until the novelty wears down and request it from my library. If it's good to me then I'll purchase a copy for myself.

  • tintin

    lmao. .. hahhahaha

  • Trace da Ace

    Go Michelle!!!

  • cherrypie

    I bought if for my mom on day 2. It was only $19.49 on Amazon.

  • Tlowe89

    I’m not interested in this book. I’m a fan but I’m a fiction kind of girl. I’m not interested in people’s lives like that

  • Kimocha

    Well I know Trump fans are hating on this!!... Congrats Michelle!

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  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Auntie - once you've read it, please let us know what you thought of her book.

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  • Joy King

    So happy for Michelle. I got my copy of her book. I have such respect and admiration for this beautiful and vibrant woman.

  • Li-Wright

    Well, they reportedly paid her something like $20Million, she better get her ar se out there and sell that book!

  • Nik

    Good idea!

  • Phillybruh

    You would be better served reading it yourself, that review will be so jaded and

  • Lady_Elle

    I think she explains "going high" remark.
    She at least acknowledges most would want to "curse someone out". lol

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Oh, I know. I'm just curious as to what her take on it will be.

  • Bee jaay Cee

    My daughter went to the L.A. show. The things she told me were the same things in Michelle's Netflix documentary.

  • Bee jaay Cee

    My daughter went to the L.A. show. She said it was hardly boring. The show is hosted by a different person in every town. The host for that show was my girl Traci Ellis Ross, but my daughter said she asked the questions she was interested IVF since Traci has no kids.

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  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    I pre ordered mine and went to her los angeles show. Love Michelle!

  • MrsSpice1

    Congrats Michelle!!!!!

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  • Quitedeliteful

    I'm not in a hurry to get this book. I will wait and get this from the library... I respect Michelle Obama but honestly, I have no interest in her life story...

  • Lovely1

    I'm going to the Houston show. Can't wait.


    Me too

  • dru and neil

    Good for her. Mel B has got a book coming out soon too. I can see myself reading both.

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  • Malcom Flex

    Mine is in the mail from amazon can't wait to read it.

  • Faithz

    Such a smart, elegant , a Class act.

  • OvertheMississippi

    Say that!!

  • We Can Do This

    I have to put this on my list. I love reading how people especially black, overcame their struggles. It's inspirational and inspiring!

    I bet her husband's book is a good read also. His years of debating made him a great speaker and you can hear it in his speeches. He never stumbles on words.

    Nothing was given to him, as far as his education.

  • SJ

    Wait...she has a Houston show?? I only saw Dallas. Damn...

  • Lovely1

    Darnit!! I just re-read the tickets. You are so right! Monday, Dec 17th... Dallas. I keep doing that! lol Never been to either. Glad to be in the house....Surprising my mom for her bday. She and Michelle both born on same day.

  • therealjanedoe

    The days when an accomplished, educated, motivated, family loving woman was in the White House are gone and missed. I'm interested in her life.

  • SJ

    Oh wonderful!! I'm sure you two will have a fabulous time in Dallas.

  • Lovely1

    I think so too. The tickets were pretty darn expensive, so I'm just happy to be in the building. lolol My mom is going to be too tickled when she finds out where we're going, but I'm having a hard time keeping a secret from a Capricorn. Asking too many questions.