Michelle Obama’s Memoir Shatters Pre-Order Record

Michelle Obama's Becoming breaks three year Barnes and Noble pre-order record.
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Barnes & Noble announced today that Michelle Obama’s Becoming has the most pre-orders for an adult book in the past three years. The previous record was held for pre-orders of Harper Lee’s posthumous release of Go Set a Watchman. Go Set a Watchman released in 2015 and went on to become the best selling book of all time for Barnes & Noble.

Becoming releases November 13th at brick and mortar and online bookstores around the world. In addition to its pre-order status at Barnes & Noble, Becoming is currently number 13 on Amazon’s Most Sold & Most Read chart, and Amazon states that Becoming has had more pre-orders than any other book currently on the Most Sold chart.

Becoming is the memoir of former First Lady Obama’s life, covering her childhood to her rise to worldwide celebrity as the First Lady of the United States of America and her story after leaving the White House. You can listen to Obama read excerpts from her memoir on NPR.


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