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Barack’s first day books sales beat out Michelles!

In an upset that I’m sure Michelle Obama took in stride, husband Barack’s new memoir “A Promised Land,” sold an astonishing 887,000 copies.  Compared to Michelle’s 725,000 copies of “Becoming.”

I was shocked.  Both are so beloved, but Michelle has such a legion of female fans, and women tend to read more than men.  Whatever.

The Obamas signed a deal estimated to be worth over $60 million with Penguin Random House in 2017. Michelle’s book was the best-selling volume of 2018 and remained on the best-seller list for more than a year, with sales eclipsing 10 million by March 2019.