The book of memoirs of the former first lady of the USA Michelle Obama “Becoming”, published November 13, became a hit in the US and Canada, where for the first seven days sold more than 1.4 million copies in print and digital form. This was reported on Wednesday by the Associated Press with reference to the publishing house Crown Publishing Group.
It is noted that on the first day more than 725 thousand copies of memoirs were sold. A total of 3 million hardcover copies of ”Becoming” were printed in North America.
According to the Agency, the memoirs of the wife of former US President Barack Obama also occupy the first lines of the ratings of the popularity of non-fiction literature for adult audiences in the UK, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Spain, Denmark and Finland.
According to the Agency, the rate of sales of “Becoming” is much higher compared to the previously published memoirs of other first ladies. So, for example, saw the light in 2003, Hillary Clinton’s book “the Story of my life” for the debut week was sold in the amount of 600 thousand copies.
54-year-old Michelle Obama, a lawyer by profession, was the first lady in 2009-2017, when her husband Democrat Barack Obama served as President of the United States. The couple married in 1992. They have two daughters.