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Obama’s Memoir ‘A Promised Land’ Out In Nov Has A Staggering Initial Print Run Of 30 Lakhs

Barack Obama and Penguin Random House announced that the first volume of the president’s memoir, ‘A Promised Land’, will be on the stands on November 17- a fortnight after the U S presidential election. It will cover Obama’s presidency from his election in 2008 to the death of Osama bin Laden in 2011. The memoir “brings readers inside the Oval Office and the White House Situation Room, and to Moscow, Cairo, Beijing, and points beyond,” according to the publisher. “We are privy to his thoughts as he assembles his Cabinet, wrestles with a global financial crisis, takes the measure of Vladimir Putin, overcomes seemingly insurmountable odds to secure passage of the Affordable Care Act.” It will also be publishing’s equivalent of an eclipse, blotting out other releases in a crucial fall season. Michelle Obama’s memoir, ‘Becoming’, is the biggest hit of recent times, selling more than a crore copies in its first six months. ‘A Promised Land’, even at 768 pages has a staggering first printing of thirty lakh copies. It is expected to be the biggest book of the year and possibly of the decade to come.