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The new autobiography [panned / penned] by the former First Lady of the USA Michelle Obama has [stymied / stormed] to the top of the bestseller lists. The in-depth [memorial / memoir] of her life and times at the White House is now the fastest-selling book of 2018 and [beholds / holds] the top spot on Amazon's bestseller list. The 448-page book is [called / scald] 'Becoming'. Amazon calls it: "An [intimate / inanimate] , powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States." The book's [publish / publisher] , Penguin Random House, said: "We are [thrilling / thrilled] by the extraordinary response to Ms Obama's beautifully [engendered / rendered] and deeply personal memoir, and we are [confident / confidential] that ‘Becoming’ will inspire millions of readers."

Michelle Obama [summed / shunned] up the idea behind her book. She said: "Becoming is never giving up [in / on] the idea that there's more growing to be [doing / done] ." An Amazon reviewer wrote: "Michelle Obama invites readers [onto / into] her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her [year / years] as an executive balancing the [demands / supplies] of motherhood and work, to her time [spend / spent] at the world’s most famous address." The autobiography and Ms Obama's accompanying nationwide [tourism / tour] to promote it have ignited talk of the former First Lady [ruining / running] for President in 2020. One of her aides quickly dismissed any speculation, saying: "Let me be very [clear / clarity] , it will never happen."

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