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Michelle Obama's book "Becoming" sells 1.4 million copies in first week

Michele Obama with Jimmy Kimmel
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Former first lady Michelle Obama's memoir "Becoming" sold more than 1.4 million copies in print and digital in the U.S. and Canada since its release on Nov. 13, Crown Publishing told the Associated Press.

The details: The former first lady's book was a revealing look at her life before her husband ran for president, her time in the White House and how she felt when it was time to exit after the 2016 presidential election. "Becoming" is the number one adult nonfiction book in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Holland, Spain, Denmark and Finland, per the AP. In Germany alone, a second printing of 100,000 copies was prompted after 200,000 were sold.

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