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Michelle memoir sells two million copies in two weeks

It's the talk of the town, the publishing phenomenon of the fall and now Michelle Obama's memoir has sold more than two million copies in North America in two weeks. Penguin Random House announced the sales figures in Canada and the United States for the first 15 days after "Becoming" was released on November 13. The hardcover edition of the book has sold more copies than any other book published in the United States in 2018, according to NDP BookScan data. Being published in 31 languages, the memoir is also a…

Nelson Mandela book withdrawn after outrage from widow

JOHANNESBURG: A new book detailing Nelson Mandela's last days has been withdrawn after it was condemned by his outraged widow, publisher Penguin Random House said Monday. The book by Mandela's physician Vejay Ramlakan was released last week to coincide with the late anti-apartheid leader's birthday, July 18, which is marked each year as Mandela Day. It revealed several undignified episodes at the end of Mandela's life as well as bitter family squabbles over his care and legacy, prompting fury from his widow Graca…