Former President of the United States Barack Obama’s new book, A Promised Land, has recorded the most first-day sales for a work published by Penguin Random House, the publishing company announced this week.

Barack Obama, Book Sales

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A Promised Land sold 887,000 units across the U.S. and Canada on its first day of release and 1,710,443 units in its first week on shelves. The memoir went on-sale November 17.

“There’s no feeling like finishing a book, and I’m proud of this one,” the former President wrote on Instagram in September. “I’ve spent the last few years reflecting on my presidency, and in A Promised Land I’ve tried to provide an honest accounting of my presidential campaign and my time in office: the key events and people who shaped it, my take on what