Michelle Obama was planning on ending her “Becoming” book tour in 2018, but the stunning success of the book and tour have apparently changed her mind.
Fortune Magazine has the story:
The initial leg of Obama’s book tour for her memoir Becoming, which brought her to 10 cities across the U.S. and Europe, was so popular that some VIP packages went for as much as $3,000. On Tuesday, her publisher and event promoter Live Nation announced that due to the tour’s success, it is adding more stops.
…Obama’s book, which already became the best-selling book of the year last month, is continuing to break records. In the first two weeks after its release, it had already sold 2 million copies. Now, that number is up to 3 million, according to Penguin Random House, Becoming’s publisher.
A full list of cities for the extended tour is available on the book’s website and tickets will go on sale beginning Saturday, Dec. 15.
Michelle Obama’s surprising success, especially when contrasted with Hillary Clinton’s embarrassing failure to sell tickets for her tour, has many suspecting that a run for president in 2020 is in the works.
Of course, Michelle has previously denied that she’s in the running. But as recent events show, she’s not averse to changing her mind.
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