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Michelle Obama Memoir Hits 10 Million Mark

Michelle Obama Memoir Hits 10 Million Mark

Former First Lady Michelle Obama’s memoir, Becoming, could become the biggest-selling autobiography ever, its German publisher said. The book has sold 10 million copies since it came out in November, launching in 31 languages simultaneously. In its first week, Becoming sold more than 1.4 million copies and had the longest streak at the top spot for any book since Fifty Shades of Grey came out in 2012, according to Amazon. The audiobook, read by Obama, has become the fastest-ever seller put out by Penguin Random House. Obama reportedly received an advance of more than $60 million from Bertelsmann's Penguin Random House division, a deal negotiated by DC power attorney Deneen Howell. Former President Barack Obama has also signed with Penguin Random House to publish his White House memoir. Bertelsmann hopes it will be published this year although no firm date has yet been set. FLOTUS44 has sold out arenas on her massive international book tour. She’s heading to London, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Paris, and other cities, before returning to the States and finishing her tour in Nashville on May 12th with a discussion moderated by Stephen ColbertMore here.

Catherine Cortez Masto and Tammy Duckworth Named to Senate Democrats’ Special Committee on the Climate Crisis

Catherine Cortez Masto and Tammy Duckworth Named to Senate Democrats’ Special Committee on the Climate Crisis

Elijah Cummings Targets Trump’s Financial Records

Elijah Cummings Targets Trump’s Financial Records