Michelle Obama’s Becoming Is Poised to Become the Best-Selling Autobiography in History

Scott Olson, Getty Images
Scott Olson, Getty Images / Scott Olson, Getty Images

Michelle Obama might not be running for president in 2020, but the former First Lady of the United States is still taking the world by storm. According to NBC News, her autobiography, Becoming, could ultimately be named the best-selling autobiography of all time.

The 426-page memoir was released by Bertelsmann's Penguin Random House on November 13, 2018. In a little over four months, this candid account of Michelle Obama’s childhood, relationship with Barack, and life in the White House has sold more than 10 million copies.

"That makes it our most notable creative success of last year," Bertelsmann CEO Thomas Rabe said in a press conference. "We believe this could become the most successful memoir ever."

She might get a little competition from her hubby, though. Barack Obama has also signed a deal with Penguin Random House to publish his first memoir focused on his time in the Oval Office. According to Bertelsmann, that book could be released this year, but no specific date has been set.

Meanwhile, the Obamas signed a deal last year to produce films—both scripted and unscripted—for Netflix. Their production studio, Higher Ground, recently named its first executives.

As for the former FLOTUS, she will travel around Europe in April for her speaking tour, “Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama.” She will return to North America on May 3, with events scheduled in Montreal and Toronto, Canada; Sunrise, Florida; Atlanta, Georgia; and Nashville, Tennessee so far.

[h/t NBC]