Michelle Obama memoir has longest run as Amazon's best-seller since 'Fifty Shades of Gray'
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Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaMichelle Obama describes Barack's favorite movies: 'Everybody is sad, then they die' Michelle Obama on coping with low-grade depression: 'Nobody rides life on a high' Sarah Silverman urges Congress to pass voting bill: 'What kind of politician wants to keep people from voting?' MORE’s new memoir, “Becoming,” has had the longest run as Amazon’s best-selling book since "Fifty Shades of Grey" was released in 2012. 

CNN reported on Wednesday that the former first lady’s new book has held the No. 1 ranking on the online retail giant's list of best-selling books for the past nine weeks.

The book first hit the No. 1 slot on Amazon’s list a day before its publication on Nov. 12.


Amazon said in a statement that Obama’s book was the "most sold on Amazon across all formats for 47 consecutive days.” 

Only seven other books have reportedly had longer streaks atop Amazon’s best-selling list since the company started keeping track of sales using the model in 1995.

Four of the books were part of author J. K. Rowling’s best-selling “Harry Potter” series, and the other three titles were "Da Vinci Code" in 2003; "A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose” in 2008 and "Fifty Shades of Grey.” 

Obama’s memoir was declared the best-selling hardcover book of 2018 in late November by her publisher, Penguin Random House.

At the time, the publisher said her book had sold more than 2 million copies in its first few weeks of publication. 

Her publisher also announced the book was the fastest-selling of the year at retailer Barnes & Noble several days after it was released.