Barack Obama's memoir hit bookstores all across the country on November 18th, and the number of sales just keeps rising.
It even broke records for the publisher!
Evidently, Barack Obama has maintained his popularity.
via: GettyWell, that's what the numbers from his latest book's release suggest, anyway.
Yep, Obama has written yet another book...
via: GettyAnd this time, more people than usual were keen to get their hands on a copy.
Now, as you will all know, Obama was one of our country's most beloved presidents.
via: GettyThe forty-fourth president of the United States, Obama smashed barriers by becoming the first-ever African-American leader.
He served two terms as president...
via: GettyThe Illinois Democrat had started his career in politics as a senate who focused on the legislation on ethics, as well as the expansion of health care services and early childhood education programs for the poor.
And he carried these values throughout his presidency...
via: GettyObama cut taxes for working families, small businesses, and first-time home buyers, and he stuck to his promise of tackling financial reform, alternative energy, and reinventing education and health care.
Obama became the president of the people...
via: GettyAnd gained a strong and loyal fan base as a result of his progressive views on social issues, such as same-sex marriage and gun control.
So, quite understandably...
via: GettyObama fans far and wide were devastated when he was eventually replaced with our current POTUS, Donald Trump, in 2017.
But, despite his presidency ending nearly 4 years ago...
via: GettyObama has remained very much in the public eye and has continued to travel the world and deliver speeches on the causes that are most important to him.
He was very present throighout the 2020 election campaigns...
via: GettyWhere he attended many public events to endorse his former running-mate and long-term friend, Joe Biden.
But, in more recent news...
via: GettyObama has released yet another book.
The former POTUS already has a number of books under his belt...Including 1995's Dreams From My Father, 2006's The Audacity of Hope, and 2010's Of Thee I Sing: A Letter To My Daughters, to name a few.
He isn't the only best-selling writer in the Obama family, either.Former first lady Michelle Obama's 2018 memoir "Becoming" sold 725,000 copies on its first day and more than 1.4 million copies in its first week of release, becoming one of the fastest-selling nonfiction books in history.
But, in today's political climate, Obama's latest book has been a little more anticipated than the rest...Because, on its debut day, hundreds of thousands of people scrambled to get their hands on a copy.
A Promised Land hit shelves on Tuesday, November 18th.
via: GettyThe book, which is the first in a series of political memoirs, charts Obama's path to the White House up to 2011, and documents the lead up to the killing of Osama bin Laden.
In it, the fifty-nine-year-old also reflects on his legacy...
via: GettyAs well as the space between his presidential ambitions and the political reality of a Republican-controlled House and Senate that hampered him.
On the reasons behind writing the book, he said this:
More than anyone else, I wrote my book for young people—as an invitation to once again remake the world, and to bri… https://t.co/vA37pbN8Jv— Barack Obama (@Barack Obama)1605214856.0
The reviews were quick to trickle in...
I have had no appetite for political books this year but this new @BarackObama book is absolutely riveting.— Brian Schatz (@Brian Schatz)1605793785.0
So much so...That over 887,000 copies across all formats were sold in the U.S and Canada on its debut day alone.
Published by Penguin Random House...
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It is set to be the best-selling presidential memoir in modern history.“We are thrilled with the first day sales," said David Drake, publisher of the Penguin Random House imprint Crown. “They reflect the widespread excitement that readers have for President Obama's highly anticipated and extraordinarily written book."
Following the book’s release, people took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the memoir...
Reading This Book In the Morning feels like getting to hang out with Barack and listen to him reminisce. This book… https://t.co/c8ZosMSbfZ— Pradip Chaudhary (@Pradip Chaudhary)1606523263.0