March Book Review Breakfast

Updated: Sep 15

Monday, March 6, 2023, 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM

In Celebration of Black History Month


Dr. Angie Bailey

Professor of Business, Indian River State College

Will review:

Becoming

by Michelle Obama


 

Given the popularity of Becoming, by Michelle Obama, you have perhaps read it. Join us for a review of and conversation about this deeply personal account of the life of an attorney, wife, mother, attorney, and groundbreaking First Lady. This book explores dilemmas every woman faces: how to keep your dreams from being dismissed, how to straddle different expectations, how to find your voice, how to balance the worlds of family and work, when to step off a career path to embrace something new and more fulfilling.


Wikipedia reports that Total first-day book sales, including hardcover, audio, and e-book editions, were around 725,000 copies in the United States and Canada, making it the second best-selling debut for any book in 2018. However, Barnes and Noble reported that Becoming had more first-week sales of any adult book since Go Set a Watchman in 2015. The book sold 1.4 million copies in its first week. After 15 days, the book became the best-selling book in the US for the year 2018.

By March 26, 2019, Becoming had sold 10 million copies. According to The New York Times as of November 2020 the book has "sold 14 million copies worldwide, including more than 8 million in the U.S. and Canada". -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Becoming_(book)


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