Michelle Obama and Mike Pence Books Square Off as Publishers Hope for a Holiday Jolt

From a Wall Street Journal story by Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg headlined “Michelle Obama, Mike Pence Books Square Off as Publishers Hope for a Holiday Jolt”:

New books from former first lady Michelle Obama and former Vice President Mike Pence, each set for release on Nov. 15, are among the high-profile titles publishers are hoping will boost sales this holiday season after a sluggish year.

Mrs. Obama and Mr. Pence will square off in bookstores a week after the midterm elections, with books tackling very different topics. Mrs. Obama’s book, “The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times,” is a follow-up to her bestseller “Becoming,” which has sold more than 17 million copies globally. It offers advice and strategies for dealing with the challenges of daily life.