Michelle Obama's Becoming Breaks a Record Set by Fifty Shades of Grey

Former First Lady of the United States' book is beloved by readers

By Jess Cohen 17 Jan, 2019 6:33 PMTags
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Becoming is beloved by readers around the world.

It's been two months since Michelle Obama released her memoir, and it's still on top of Amazon's best-selling books chart. Becoming was the No. 1 "most sold on Amazon across all formats for 47 consecutive days," according to Amazon Charts. The book had the longest period at No. 1 since Fifty Shades of Grey's streak about seven years ago, enjoying many weeks in the top spot.

CNN reports that, on the 47th day, another book took over the No. 1 position, but Becoming has since returned to the top spot on the charts.

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Obama took to social media back in November to reflect on her journey with her followers.

"As I've reflected on my journey, I've learned so much about where I came from, about the people and moments that shaped me, about all of the struggles and the growth along the way," she wrote. "But mostly, I learned to embrace the fullness of my story—every bit of it."

"As I write in the preface, 'Your story is what you have, what you will always have. It is something to own.' I hope this book is meaningful to you, even in the smallest of ways," Obama continued. "I hope you find something in it that resonates with your life. Most of all, I hope that each of you can embrace the beauty of who you are, and I wish you all the best in your own process of becoming."

Today, Jan. 17, marks a very special day for Obama, it's her 55th birthday! In celebration, Barack Obama took to social media to send a sweet message to his wife.

"I knew it way back then and I'm absolutely convinced of it today — you're one of a kind, @MichelleObama," he wrote along with a throwback photo of the couple. "Happy Birthday!"

Take a look at five bombshell stories in Becoming HERE!