Top Stories
Top Stories
Books

Obama extends tour as sales for 'Becoming' top 3 million

Key Points
  • Sales for Michelle Obama's memoir have topped 3 million and the former first lady is extending her book tour into 2019.
  • "Becoming," published four weeks ago, is among the fastest-selling nonfiction books in history and already among the best-selling political memoirs of all time.
Former first lady Michelle Obama kicks off her “Becoming” book tour with a signing at the Seminary Co-op bookstore on November 13, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. I
Scott Olson | Getty Images

Sales for Michelle Obama's memoir have topped 3 million and the former first lady is extending her book tour into 2019.

"Becoming," published four weeks ago, is among the fastest-selling nonfiction books in history and already among the best-selling political memoirs of all time.

Live Nation and Crown Publishing announced Tuesday that Obama will have 21 events next year, six of them in Europe. She has been appearing at such arenas as New York City's Barclays Center and Chicago's United Center, with guest interviewers including Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon.

Her tour is now scheduled to end May 12 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.

Next Article
Key Points
  • Former First Lady Michelle Obama's new memoir "Becoming" has become the fastest-selling book of 2018 at Barnes & Noble, surpassing the Trump administration tell-all "Fear: Trump in the White House" by Bob Woodward.
  • Barnes & Noble also said that "Becoming" had the best first-week sales of any adult book since 2015's "Go Set a Watchman," the highly anticipated second book from "To Kill A Mockingbird" author Harper Lee.
  • Publisher Penguin Random House announced that "Becoming" sold more than 725,000 copies on its first day of release.