And now the news only confirms it–the numbers do not lie!
On Nov. 30, Penguin Random House announced that since the memoir dropped on November 13, Becoming has sold more than a whopping 2 million copies and is headed into an unprecedented sixth printing, increasing the number of books in circulation to 3.4 million.
In addition, the hardcover edition of Obama’s memoir sold “more copies than any other book published in the United States in 2018,” the publisher added.
As of now, Becoming reigns comfortably on top of The New York Times‘ best-seller lists for hardcover nonfiction and the combined print and e-book bestseller lists
Becoming is an immensely personal book where Michelle Obama opened up for the first time publicly about a range of issues including experiencing a miscarriage, conceiving both of her children with IVF and having to seek couples therapy with former President Barack Obama.
There’s pretty convincing evidence that the former First Lady’s 10-city soldout book tour also helped her sell more copies too!