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.