- The Washington Times - Thursday, August 7, 2014


There are three books on the current New York Times top-10 bestseller list that that have something to do with Bill and Hillary Clinton. One is a positive tale; that would be “Hard Choices”, written by Mrs. Clinton herself.

Then there’s Ed Klein’s “Blood Feud: The Clintons Vs the Obamas”, offering many juicy details about reported acrimony between the couples - and Daniel Halper’s “Clinton, Inc: The Audacious Rebuilding of a Political Machine.”

Those who seek to write a best seller - or even just a snappy paperback with a cool cover - might consider penning something on the Clintons, for better or worse.

“By my count, the Clintons have featured in more than 60 best sellers since entering the national stage in 1992,” points out Gregory Cowles, a columnist with The New York Times Book Review.

If we do the math, that means that on average, about three Clinton-centric books make the bestseller list. Every year. So at least authors have a fighting chance.

Some to think of it, “Fighting Chance” would make a great title for a new Clinton story. Oh wait. Sen. Elizabeth Warren already wrote a book by that name. The Massachusetts Democrat is considered to be one of Mrs. Clinton’s chief rivals for the Democratic nomination for president in 2016. She also published her book before the former Secretary of State did - but that’s another story.

“An unlikely political star tells the inspiring story of the two-decade journey that taught her how Washington really works - and really doesn’t,” the publisher dramatically notes about Mrs. Warren.

Meanwhile, it is of note who’s actually on the top of New York Times top-10 list.

The idea that America is a source of pride on the global stage and “the hope of the world” appears to have large appeal. “America: Imagine the World Without Her” is now No. 1 on roster, making author Dinesh D’Souza a must-read by his fellow citizens. This is quite the feat, seeing that the book was boycotted by major retailers at one point.

Mr. Klein’s book, incidentally, is at No. 3, Mrs. Clinton’s at No. 5 and Mr. Halper’s at No. 10.

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