Fifty Shades Of Michelle Obama: “Becoming” Has Longest Run On Amazon Bestseller List

January 19, 2019  |  

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Michelle Obama Is breaking records in the literary world and giving Christian Grey a run for his money. CNN Business reports that although the former First Lady’s memoir Becoming has been on sale for more than two months, it’s still the #1 on the vendor’s constantly updated list of best-selling books. In fact, Amazon says the book has had the longest run in the top slot since 2012’s steamy, dramatic novel Fifty Shades Of Grey.

Amazon also shares that “no political tome or public figure’s memoir has ranked No. 1 for as long as” Obama’s reflections on her roots and roles as a mother, First Lady and career woman. In an official statement Amazon shared the novel was “most sold on Amazon across all formats for 47 consecutive days.” Only seven other books have had that amount of longevity in that slot and four of them were a part of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series.

In addition, Penguin Random House shared that Becoming was named the best-selling hard cover book of 2018, selling over two million copies only a few short weeks after it’s release in November. They also announced the book was the fastest-selling work of the year at major literary retailer, Barnes and Noble.

Accomplished lawyer? Check. Protective and powerful mother and wife? Check. First Lady of The United States Check.  Best-selling author? Of course. Is there anything Michelle Obama can’t do?

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