Sir Alex Ferguson’s recently released autobiography has smashed initial World record set by Delia Smith and has now become the fastest-selling non-fiction book of all time.
The former Manchester United manager’s highly anticipated memoir titled ‘My Autobiography’, has echoed his managerial success with the club by becoming a champion in the publishing world, selling 115,547 copies in a week.
Sir Alex’s hardback book which has a cover price of £25 notched up the biggest first-week sale for a non-fiction title since official records began 15 years ago, according to industry magazine The Bookseller.
The previous record was pegged by Delia Smith with her book ‘How To Cook’ – Book Two which shifted 112,000 copies in its first week, nearly 14 years ago.
Sir Alex’s book was well ahead of many other big name memoirs for their first week on the shelves, including Tony Blair’s book A Journey which sold
92,000 copies three years ago and David Beckham’s My Side, which achieved 86,000 first-week sales a
The 71-year-old Scotsman in his book threw punches and adulations to some of his former players, including Roy Keane, David Beckham and also to some of his fiercest managerial rivals Arsene Wenger and Rafael Benitez, where he tagged the Napoli boss “silly”.
He also riled Liverpool players, staff and fans with digs at various figures, past and present in the boor and earned a rebuke from Brendan Rodgers.