KRNB – Before her book tour officially began, the new book penned by former first lady Michelle Obama had already become a ‘best seller’ in the first day of release on November 13th.
And the The Root reports, “just four days after its Nov. 13 release, Penguin Random House announced Mrs. Obama’s memoir, Becoming, sold more than 725,000 units in all formats and editions in the United States and Canada on the first day of its publication, including preorders.” Her success comprises the largest single-day sales total for any 2018 book release by the world’s largest trade publisher. The book is trending toward being the biggest book of 2018.
Now, as the book tour is officially underway, the first African American first lady, is packing book signings… not to mention the first stop on the tour, her home town of Chicago which saw a standing room only crowd at the Windy City’s United Center, where she and Oprah chatted for about 2-hours about the book.
After a series of video montages played for the 14,000 in attendance, Oprah joked with the United Center audience: "You put on your best, I'm-going-to-meet-Michelle-Obama clothes."
— Chicago Tribune (@chicagotribune) November 14, 2018
— Valerie Jarrett (@ValerieJarrett) November 14, 2018
Ms. Norwood and I met on November 6, and last night, she was my guest to see @MichelleObama speak about her new book.#DCProud that a woman who has seen so much had a chance to see the First Lady & President @BarackObama #IAmBecominghttps://t.co/5WTNqcwgai pic.twitter.com/AoRWJXqWLV
— MurielBowser (@MurielBowser) November 18, 2018
— Theresa Delgado (@tdel3290) November 18, 2018
It seems like yesterday that @BarackObama and I were taking our girls to @57thstreetbooks store. Today, I was there with a book of my own. Thanks to everyone who braved the cold and stopped by. #IAmBecoming pic.twitter.com/CiMskZf2SZ
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) November 13, 2018
UPDATED: During a book tour stop in Washington DC, Mrs. Obama got a surprise visit from her hubby. Former President Obama adorned his wife with flowers and likened themselves to ‘Beyond and Jay Z.
SURPRISE VISIT: During a stop in Washington, D.C., for former first lady Michelle Obama's book tour, a very special guest surprised her on stage: her husband, and former president Barack Obama – bringing a bouquet of flowers and all. https://t.co/XDwutvC1PG pic.twitter.com/wpOUsJKM3r
— ABC News (@ABC) November 18, 2018
(Source: The Root, Newsy)