Barack Obama’s Memoir Sells More Than 887,000 Copies on First Day

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Barack Obama’s new memoir hit the shelves of bookstores all across the country this week, and the number of copies already sold is simply staggering…

Well, that’s what the numbers from his latest book’s debut day suggest, anyway.

Yep, Obama has written yet another book…

And this time, more people than usual were keen to get their hands on a copy.

The forty-fourth president of the United States, Obama smashed barriers by becoming the first-ever African-American leader.

The Illinois Democrat had started his career in politics as a senate who focused on the legislation on ethics, as well as the expansion of health care services and early childhood education programs for the poor.

Obama cut taxes for working families, small businesses, and first-time home buyers, and he stuck to his promise of tackling financial reform, alternative energy, and reinventing education and health care.

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And gained a strong and loyal fan base as a result of his progressive views on social issues, such as same-sex marriage and gun control.

Obama fans far and wide were devastated when he was eventually replaced with our current POTUS, Donald Trump, in 2017.

Obama has remained very much in the public eye and has continued to travel the world and deliver speeches on the causes that are most important to him.

He was very present throighout the 2020 election campaigns…

Where he attended many public events to endorse his former running-mate and long-term friend, Joe Biden.

Obama has released yet another book.

Including 1995’s Dreams From My Father, 2006’s The Audacity of Hope, and 2010’s Of Thee I Sing: A Letter To My Daughters, to name a few.

Former first lady Michelle Obama’s 2018 memoir “Becoming” sold 725,000 copies on its first day and more than 1.4 million copies in its first week of release, becoming one of the fastest-selling nonfiction books in history.

Because, on its debut day, hundreds of thousands of people scrambled to get their hands on a copy.

A Promised Land hit shelves on Tuesday, November 18th.

The book, which is the first in a series of political memoirs, charts Obama’s path to the White House up to 2011, and documents the lead up to the killing of Osama bin Laden.

As well as the space between his presidential ambitions and the political reality of a Republican-controlled House and Senate that hampered him.

“More than anyone else, I wrote my for young people – as an invitation to once again remake the world, and to bring about, through hard work, determination, and a big dose of imagination, an America that finally aligns with all that is best in us.”

And it seems that people are loving his book.

That over 887,000 copies across all formats were sold in the U.S and Canada on its debut day.

“We are thrilled with the first day sales,” said David Drake, publisher of the Penguin Random House imprint Crown. “They reflect the widespread excitement that readers have for President Obama’s highly anticipated and extraordinarily written book.”



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