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5. Michelle Obama's memoir sold more than 725,000 copies on its first day

Michelle Obama gestures enthusiastically on stage
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Michelle Obama's new memoir “Becoming” sold more than 725,000 copies during its first day on bookshelves Tuesday, exceeding the pace of other memoirs by first ladies but not quite topping the performance of Bob Woodward's "Fear," which sold 900,000 copies its first day, per the AP.

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