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Hard Choices: Buy Hillary’s New Book, Or Have A Root Canal Sans Anesthesia?

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Hillary’s book tour has been a humiliating disaster, but at least it’s translated into some boffo book sales, right?


Amy Chozik, NYT:

Sales of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s new memoir, “Hard Choices,” declined 43.5 percent to 48,000 copies in its second week on the shelves, according to Nielsen BookScan…

About 85,000 copies were sold in the week after the book’s June 10 release, according to BookScan, a subscription service that tracks sales at over 80 percent of book vendors in the United States…

The second-week figures also increase the likelihood that Simon & Schuster will not sell enough books to make up for Mrs. Clinton’s advance, said a publishing executive who did not want to speak on the record about a competitor’s book.

To be fair, those first week sales happened before it became obvious that every single interview Hillary gives is going to be a clueless, unmitigated disaster. If only there were some way to remove her from the public eye, even for a day or two, it might help her book sales. But she can hardly conduct a presidential campaign book tour if she’s not out front and center, can she?

Show us what you’ve got, Hill. Let America see who and what you really are. All you need to do is make yourself seem 10% less awful than you really are, and you’ll have ’em eating out of the palm of your claw!