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Michelle Obama’s memoir Becoming breaks sales record in 15 days

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mrs Obama’s book Becoming is available in 31 languages and is a bestseller in several countries Former First Lady Michelle Obama’s memoir Becoming has become the best-selling book released this year in the US just 15 days after publication. It has sold more than two million copies in the US and Canada, according to NPD BookScan data. The sales figures were announced by Penguin Random House on Friday. The publisher says the book is also a bestseller in many other countries including Australia, the…

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Thousands try to get tickets for Michelle Obama’s London talk

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The former first lady and lawyer says she has been ‘humbled’ by the response to her tour Ten of thousands of people have been disappointed trying to get tickets for an audience with Michelle Obama at London’s Royal Festival Hall. Many on social media have said there were more than 40,000 people in the tickets queue. The former US First Lady is appearing at the 2,900-seat venue on 3 December. Tickets are appearing on Viagogo for thousands of pounds, but the venue said it…

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Obamas will be on and off camera in unique Netflix deal

Barack and Michelle Obama will work both in front of and behind the camera in a multi-year production deal with Netflix. The unique pact was announced on Monday. The first content from the Obamas will appear in 2019 at the earliest, according to a person involved in the deal. Netflix did not specify a timeline. But the company’s announcement of the deal said “the Obamas will produce a diverse mix of content, including the potential for scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries and features.” Sometimes the former president and first…

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