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Michelle Obama's "Becoming" has held #1 sales rank at Amazon since its release

1 year ago by Joshua Fruhlinger in People

Sales for Michelle Obama's Becoming have been stellar. Crown Publishing announced that the book's combine hardcover, e-book, and audio sales in the U.S. and Canada topped 2 million copies in the first 15 days. That's at a faster clip than Hillary Clinton's Living History, George W. Bush's Decision Points, and Bill Clinton's My Life.

In its first 15 days of sales, Becoming held tight to the #1 sales-rank spot at Amazon ($NASDAQ:AMZN) without faltering. That's quite a feat, given its competition in a holiday shopping season. During that time period, other top sellers included children's book sensation The Wonky Donkey and self-help stalwart Girl, Wash Your Face.


Category Rank (Average)



The Wonky Donkey


Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are so You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be


Whose Boat Is This Boat?: Comments That Don't Help in the Aftermath of a Hurricane


Homebody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave


Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Cookbook: 500 Everyday Recipes for Beginners and Advanced Users. Try Easy and Healthy Instant Pot Recipes.


Magnolia Table: A Collection of Recipes for Gathering


Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - The Original Screenplay (Harry Potter)


Unicorn Coloring Book: For Kids Ages 4-8 (US Edition)


Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking


But none of them came close to dethroning Becoming as the most-wanted book.

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Joshua has been writing about technology, lifestyle, and business for over 20 years. He's one of the original writers and editors for Engadget, and still writes a...

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