Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Michelle Obama’s ‘Becoming’ Book Outshines Her Husband's Book

“Becoming,” the new memoir by former first lady Michelle Obama, is the fastest-selling book of the year, according to Barnes & Noble.

The retailer announced that first-week sales of “Becoming” even outstripped first-week sales of Bob Woodward’s “Fear.” Obama’s memoir, which officially went on sale Nov. 13, had the best debut of any adult book since Harper Lee’s “Go Set a Watchman” in 2015.

“We knew ‘Becoming’ was going to be one of the biggest books of the year, but it has now officially had the best first week of sales of any book in 2018, and is among the fastest sellers in Barnes & Noble history,” said Liz Harwell, senior director of merchandising at Barnes & Noble. “This is definitely the must-have book of the holiday season.”