Michelle Obama signs ‘Becoming’ copies on book’s anniversary

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Washington, Nov. 19 (BNA):  Michelle Obama marked one year since publication of her best-selling memoir at a book signing in the nation’s capital.

 

"It’s so good to meet you," the former first lady told patrons as she signed copies of "Becoming" at a Washington, D.C., bookstore.

 

More than 11.5 million copies of the memoir have been sold worldwide since it was first published in November 2018, The Associated Press (AP) reported.

 

Mrs. Obama then embarked on a rock-star-style tour of more than 30 cities in the U.S., Canada and Europe to promote the book.


Patrons did not seem to mind the hours-long wait outside in the November chill before they were ushered inside the bookstore.

 

In "Becoming," Mrs. Obama tells the story of her upbringing on the South Side of Chicago, her academic and professional careers as an attorney and health care executive, her marriage to Barack Obama, their daughters Malia and Sasha, the 2008 presidential campaign and the election that made them the first black U.S. president and first lady.