It looks like Americans are too distracted by Hillary Clinton’s vocal comments to think about reading her written word.
According to Nielsen BookScan, sales of Clinton’s recently released book “Hard Choices” declined by a horrendous 43.5% in its second week on store shelves, reports The New York Times.
In the first week of sales, 85,000 copies of the memoir were purchased. Unfortunately, that wasn’t enough to overcome J.J. Smith’s “10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse,” which topped Amazon’s best sellers list the week of the “Hard Choices” release.
Yet, the book’s terrible second week of sales make that 85,000 figure look good; a paltry 48,000 copies of “Hard Choices” were picked up from Barnes & Noble and the like between the memoir’s seventh and fourteenth days of life.
Now, “Hard Choices” ranks at the No. 30 spot on Amazon’s list, far behind Stephen King’s latest release, Disney’s literary interpretation of “Frozen” and Edward Klein’s “Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. the Obamas.”
This doesn’t come as much of a surprise, though, after one of Hillary’s supporters labeled her book tour a “disaster.” Maybe her work’s poor performance was what caused her to rudely deny a man’s request to inscribe her book to Benghazi victim Ambassador Christopher Stevens.
Americans have been more focused on Clinton’s recent poverty claims than on her ability to turn a written phrase. It appears all that talk about being “dead broke” has had a Karmic effect on her literary success. Clinton herself might not be poor, but her book sales certainly are.