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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Atlantic Wire: George Bush Memoirs Outsold Steve Jobs Bio

The bitter author who wrote this article pointed out that George Bush sold more copies than the much-anticipated Steve Jobs bio in its first seven days. I'm not surprised- GWB has loyal fans. Loyal fans who gave his book as gifts to friends and families and fellow Church members. I remember talking to a client over at work one day, when Decision Points just came out, and we were making a list of folks we were going to give copies of his book to (as Christmas presents). I know some people find it hard to believe that GWB can read a book, let alone write one, but Decision Points is one of the best self-authored books out there. It's a very honest, very humble work of a man who just wants to tell his side of the story. If you haven't read it yet, you should. Anyway, you can read the article below.

Atlantic Wire:
In the first week of sales, George W. Bush's book Decision Points sold better than Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs biography. Selling 379,000 copies in just seven days, Steve Jobs sold better than any other book since last November, when both Bush's Decision Points and Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth, which each sold more that 430,000 copies in their first seven days on sale, reports The Book Seller's Philip Stone. Perhaps one had to do with the other? The anticipation for the Jobs book after his death pushed the release date up from a November release date to October 24. First day sales did so well, that Reuters speculated it would make Amazon's best-seller of 2011 list. The book's doing well. But looks like America appreciates stories of wimps over visionaries.
Had to cross out that last line, because there is no way GWB is a wimp. I mean, get over your bitterness and accept the fact that only a smart, hardworking man can win the presidency twice and launch young democracies in the Middle East. Hah.