Veteran Washington reporter Bob Woodward wrote Fear: Trump in the White House, a scathing attack on President Trump’s administration. Trump dismissed the book as ‘a joke’ but after less than a week of sales it seems it’s a joke that many people are keen to share as it’s reported that the book has sold three quarters of a million copies in the first day and is already going to its ninth reprint.
Guaranteed to be the bestselling nonfiction book of September, the expose is said to “depict a White House awash in dysfunction, where the Lord of the Flies is the closest thing to an owner’s manual”, according to a review posted in the Guardian recently.
The new book on the President was published on 11th September by Simon & Shuster, who yesterday confirmed that sales total for the first few days and it seems that they cannot reprint fast enough. It’s already in its ninth printing, bringing the total number of hardback copies of the book to 1.15m.
“Bob Woodward’s Fear is selling with the force of a cultural phenomenon, in extraordinary numbers across the board, in hardcover, ebook, and audio editions,” said S&S president Jonathan Karp. “Based on immense pre-publication and ongoing interest, the reading public clearly has an enormous appetite for what we believe, as Woodward says, is ‘a pivot point in history’.”
The book is said to be based on hundreds of hours of interviews and details a White House in chaos. On Monday, President Trump took to Twitter to rail against the book calling it “Just another assault against me, in a barrage of assaults, using now disproven unnamed and anonymous sources. Many have already come forward to say the quotes by them, like the book, are fiction. Dem[ocrat]s can’t stand losing. I’ll write the real book!”
Barnes and Noble stated that the investigation by veteran reporter Bob Woodward, who broke the story of the Watergate scandal along with his Washington Post colleague Carl Bernstein, was its fastest-growing adult title since Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman was published in July 2014. They stated that it’s the bestselling adult title in over three years and are working closely with S&S to keep the shelves stocked to meet demand.
As The Book Seller reports, the collection will be released on May 30th, the set includes both Anne’ ‘A’ and ‘B’ diaries, which are made up of the original diary and the edited one. A definitive readers version called ‘D’ is also included which has been edited by Mirjam Pressler, the German translator of Frank’s diary who has also published a book about her life.
Released November 2018, Michelle Obama’s memoir follows her life “from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address,” her publisher has said.
Oprah has chosen Michelle’s memoirs for her honesty and vulnerability- naming it the perfect read this year to gain an insight into what it was really like being the ‘first Black First family’.
See Oprah and Michelle chatting about the new release here, and don’t forget to order your copy of Mrs Obama’s memoirs below!
As The Book Seller reports, a new magical love story from Morgenstern is currently being written and will be published on November 5, 2019 by Harvill Secker. Called The Starless Sea, the novel takes place in a secret world that’s full of magic and intrigue. Publishing director at Harvill Secker, Liz Foley, described the book as “exhilarating and glorious”. She went on to state that “nothing else like it will be published next year”.
Adults of all ages will enjoy this cheeky book which promotes a healthy sex life and raises STD awareness with sassy humour. The STD crisis needs non-judgmental conversations about sexual health that help break down stigma- and this book will help instigate these important conversations.
Elevation is a sleek new mystery from the prolific author who brought us classics like The Shining and It. King takes us back to Castle Rock to explore the novel’s themes of discrimination and inclusion.
If you cannot wait to get your hands on the new book, Stephen King offers a sneaky peek with an exclusive excerpt first granted to Entertainment Weekly.