Michelle Obama memoir tops US book charts – with nine copies sold per second

The former first lady’s autobiography has been warmly reviewed and is No 2 in the UK charts – outsold only by David WalliamsMichelle Obama’s Becoming sold almost nine copies per second on its first day on sale in North America to become the fastest-selling book of the year so far, while in the UK, the memoir is close to the top of the book charts.Published last Tuesday, the former first lady’s autobiography has been warmly greeted by both the media and the public. The New York Times called it a “polished pearl of a memoir”, the Guardian said that it was “dignified” with a “refreshing level of honesty”. On Amazon.com, more than 200 user reviews gave it five stars. Related: Five days, 110,000 books sold: how does David Walliams do it? Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2018-11-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Michelle Obama's publisher said that her book "Becoming" has sold almost 10 million copies and could be the most successful memoir in history, Bloomberg reported Tuesday. The success of the former first lady's book helped German media company Bertelsmann SE, which owns American mega-publisher... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Audible Charts: Michelle Obama returns to the top

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Michelle Obama's memoir sells more than 10m copies

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The memoir, published in November, could be the world's most popular autobiography, its publisher claims. Continue reading at BBC News

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Yes she can: Michelle Obama hits the charts top spot

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