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  1. #1 We misunderestimated him: Bush sells 2m copies in a month - took Clinton 6 years 
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    By Daily Mail Reporter
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    Move over, Wordsworth! Former President George W Bush, famous for his 'Bushisms', has sold two million copies of his memoir

    For someone who mangled words on a regular basis, it's an impressive feat.

    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.

    In 'Decision Points,' Mr Bush recounts the inner workings of the White House and his administration following the September 11 attacks, including decisions that led to the wars in Afghanistan in Iraq.

    He recounts parts of his childhood, speaks lovingly of his family and wife, and wonders about how history will judge him.

    As for whether there are any of the infamous Bushisms in it - you'll have to read it to find out.

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    I'm reading it at the moment. It is very accessible. He comes across very well ... as far as I can tell, in his own words.
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    Meh.
    The only autobiographies I read are of rock stars. Those at least have wild stories.
    A politician writing his own story is going to be the most biased piece of crap ever, no matter who the politician is. I prefer third party biographies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hampshirebrit View Post
    I'm reading it at the moment. It is very accessible. He comes across very well ... as far as I can tell, in his own words.
    He himself is very accessible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hampshirebrit View Post
    I'm reading it at the moment. It is very accessible. He comes across very well ... as far as I can tell, in his own words.
    How Much Money Do You Think George W. Bush Will Make from His Book ...?
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    Quote Originally Posted by megimoo View Post
    How Much Money Do You Think George W. Bush Will Make from His Book ...?
    Loads, I hope.

    That's capitalism at its best. If he has something to say that people want to hear, which he seems to have, then he should charge whatever the market will bear.

    This has nothing to do with the message, only the market. Christopher Hitchens profits in a similar way for his work, and that is how it is supposed to work in a free society.
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    I love it when a book written by a conservative sells like this then sure as rain the libs say the only reason it did was due to bulk purchases
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bailey View Post
    I love it when a book written by a conservative sells like this then sure as rain the libs say the only reason it did was due to bulk purchases
    Are you saying that they say that without cause?
    Do you believe that Dianetics is actually the longest running bestseller?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    Are you saying that they say that without cause?
    Do you believe that Dianetics is actually the longest running bestseller?
    Funny I never hear that refrain when a Democrat books sells well....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bailey View Post
    Funny I never hear that refrain when a Democrat books sells well....
    That doesn't mean it's not true. But my point was that the ability to manipulate such things has been proven, which makes them rightfully suspect, especially when someone is selling a lot of books that a given individual has serious doubts that many people would want to read.

    I don't own any of the books mentioned. Not by Obama, not by Clinton, and not by Bush. By the time these people leave office, I know all I need to know about them and have had enough.
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