Michelle Obama's Memoir Is the Fastest-Selling Book of the Year If they weren’t already, fans are ‘Becoming’ even more obsessed with the former First Lady and her memoir released on November 13. Forbes revealed ‘Becoming’ has sold over 700,000 copies in its first day and 725,000 across all formats. Liz Harwell, Barnes & Noble Senior Director of Merchandising, said it’s “the must-have book of the holiday season.” “We knew Becoming was going to be one of the biggest books of the year, but it has now officia

Gayle King to moderate Atlanta’s sold-out Michelle Obama book tour stop

“CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle King will be moderating former First Lady Michelle Obama’s book tour stop in Atlanta this weekend.

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The television personality and Oprah Magazine’s editor at large joins other big names like Conan O’Brien, Stephen Colbert and Rachel Ray during Obama’s tour for “Becoming,” which became the bestselling book of 2018 shortly after its November release. It’s shattered several records since then. In fact, according to NDP BookScan data, the hardcover edition sold more copies than any other book published in the United States last year and more copies than any other hardcover nonfiction book published since 2007.

King will join Obama during her sold-out Atlanta stop at State Farm Arena on Saturday, May 11.

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This isn’t King’s first time sitting down with the former First Lady. The pair, along with Obama’s mom, Marian Shields Robinson, appeared on “CBS This Morning” last year following the memoir release. In the interview, Obama spoke about the power of optimism and why it’s so necessary for Americans to keep a positive outlook.

“I traveled the country. I saw the heart of who we are. Forget race, or party, or ethnicity, or gender. People agree with us or not. People were kind. People are worried. People have issues. But everybody's workin' for the same thing. The same goal. And I got to see that part of America,” she said.”

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