Boss moves: Michelle Obama's Becoming on track to be “most successful memoir in history”

ABC/Lorenzo BevilaquaFormer first lady Michelle Obama is on her way to becoming the best-selling memoirist of all time, according to her book’s publisher, Penguin Random House.

Obama’s memoir, titled Becoming, was released in November 2018 and has since sold around 10 million copies.

“We believe this could be the most successful memoir in history,” said Thomas Rabe, the chief executive of Bertelsmann– the parent company of Penguin Random House — at the company’s annual conference in Berlin.

Penguin Random House announced last November that Obama’s memoir sold two million copies in 15 days, making it the bestselling book of 2018.

The former first lady’s book is also a bestseller around the world, topping the adult nonfiction rankings in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Holland, Spain, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Greece, Penguin Random House said at the time.

The memoir is an in-depth, personal look at Obama’s life before, during and after her family’s eight years in the White House.

Obama, 55, is in the middle of the second leg of her popular book tour, which has sold out in major arenas around the world and featured her being interviewed by everyone from Reese Witherspoon to Oprah Winfrey.

She is headed next month to Copenhagen, Stockholm, Olso, Amsterdam, Paris and London before coming back through Canada and finishing her book tour in the U.S.

She is scheduled to end her tour on May 12 in Nashville, Tennessee, with Stephen Colbert.

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