Barack Obama's Wife Michelle Admits She Doesn't Make a Very Good Rock Star as She Recalls 'Becoming' Book Tour
Two weeks after Michelle released her highly anticipated memoir, "Becoming", Fortune reported the 55-year-old to have sold an incredible 2 million copies.
It was a fantastic start, and by the end of the year, the publication reported the memoir as the 'Best Selling Book of 2018".
The astonishing trend didn't end there, and over the next few months, Michelle's book had accumulated "a record-shattering 11.7 million in sales," as disclosed by PEOPLE.
The incredible success of the memoir was followed by a series of book tours that have been described as equally amazing.
"If you saw me on most days, in my sweats or workout clothes, you'd see that I don't make a very good rock star. Of course, life feels a little different than it did while we were in the White House,"
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I’m so thrilled to be in Europe this week! We kicked off our trip in Copenhagen, tonight we’re in Stockholm, and we’ll also make our way to Oslo, London, Paris, and Amsterdam. I’m so excited to visit these beautiful cities and can’t wait to hear the inspiring stories from so many new faces. And I want to keep hearing from all of you! What questions do you have? Share in the comments below.👇🏾#IAmBecoming
Mrs. Obama also disclosed details of her insecurities concerning the book tour with the publication.
Apparently, she worried about how successful her book tour would turn out. In her words:
"I still remember waking up in a bit of a panic the night before my first tour event in the United Center in Chicago, this huge basketball arena. Were people really going to come? Was it going to be any good?"
This would come as a surprise, considering Michelle was the first lady for eight years.
However, she described the experience with her book as "different" when speaking with PEOPLE. Fortunately, the book tour turned out awesome.
Also, away from incredible sales and massive tours, Mrs. Obama's book has earned her some prestigious recognition.
So thrilled to receive a #GRAMMYs nomination! This past year has been such a meaningful, exhilarating ride. I’ve loved hearing your stories and continuing down the road of becoming together. Thank you for every ounce of love and support you’ve shared so generously. #IAmBecoming pic.twitter.com/mvBb4W4od6— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) November 20, 2019
Interestingly, $500k from the proceeds of the memoir will be donated by Michelle towards promoting education for the girl child all over the world.
This was reported by YAHOO, and the publication narrated that the funds will go to one of the Obama Foundation Initiative, Girls Opportunity Alliance.
The Alliance was launched by the Obama Foundation last year.
It aims to provide support to measures that promote lasting and easy access to education for the girl child worldwide.