Sunday, December 26, 2010
George W. Bush's Memoir Sets Record Sales
President George W. Bush's memoir is setting records, creating heartburn among those who continue to wish him ill, no doubt.
Former U.S. President George W Bush's memoir has sold an astonishing two million copies since it was released in early November - and it's not even in paperback yet.
'Decision Points', published both in hardcover and e-book form, is flying off the shelves, the Crown Publishing Group says.
By contrast, former president Bill Clinton's memoir, 'My Life', has logged sales of 2.2million copies since it was first published in 2004.
A spokesman for Crown called the performance remarkable.
He claimed he could not think of any other hardcover nonfiction books in 2010 that had sold even one million copies, much less two.
The sales numbers must be of some comfort to the man. After eight years of constant vilification from Democrats and then fellow Republicans, in hindsight, the public opinion tide is turning. Certainly Barack Obama and his presidency draws a stark contrast of a humble and steady leadership versus the current narcissist in office, who seems only concerned with his own legacy and now re-election for a second term in the White House.