Michelle Obama released her new memoir, “Becoming,” just 15 days ago — and it’s already shattered records.
Publisher Penguin Random House announced today that the book has sold more than 2 million copies in North America — 725,000 of them on its first day in print — making it the best-selling book of 2018. The former first lady even managed to outsell her White House peers, among them Hillary Clinton, whose “Living History” memoir sold 1 million copies in a month’s time, and President George W. Bush, whose “Decision Points” took several weeks to reach 2 million copies.
As news of her memoir’s sales milestone hit, a beaming Obama was spotted on the streets of New York, on her way to Barnes & Noble for a signing as she continues her 10-city book tour across America. She looked every inch the publishing power player dressed in a black and white pinstriped suit that featured a tie-waist jacket and wide-leg trousers. She added a splash of color with a bright orange leather bag and a pair of white pointy-toe pumps. Her hair was worn down in loose waves.
A beaming Michelle Obama wears a pinstriped powersuit to a New York book signing.
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