10:42 AM, Oct 22, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Andrew Cuomo's book is a dud. The memoir, released last week, has sold 945 hardcover copies in its first week of sales, Amy Chozick of the New York Times reports.
"Andrew Cuomo's memoir sold 945 hardcovers in first week on shelves, according to BookScan. That's right, guys, 945 copies," writes Chozick on Twitter.
A previous article in the New York Times reported that Cuomo had received an over $700,000 advance for the title.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is set to earn more than $700,000 for a memoir that will be published this summer, according to a new ethics filing.
The memoir, “All Things Possible: Setbacks and Success in Politics and in Life,” is scheduled to be published Aug. 5 by Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins.
When Mr. Cuomo’s tax returns were released last month, his office said he had been paid $188,333 last year as a partial advance for his book, with a chunk of that money going toward representation and legal fees. At the time, his aides would not disclose how much he was to be paid in the future, creating a minor literary mystery — at least among the narrow audience interested in the fine print of book contracts or the governor’s personal finances.
The book was delayed until last week, and not published in August as originally planned.
Daniel Halper is author of Clinton, Inc.: The Audacious Rebuilding of a Political Machine.
9:46 PM, Jun 16, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
In an email this evening, a veteran publishing source calls the latest Hillary Clinton book, Hard Choices, a memoir of her State Department years, a "bomb." The source is referring to the early but underwhelming sales figures.
'It feels a little bit liberating to me.'8:48 PM, Jun 14, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says she's done being "carefule about what to say." She made the comments at a recent book event associated with her most recently published memoir:
"You've never been shy about your opinions," said former aide Lissa Muscatine, who was interviewing her for the event, "but it does seem to me you are pretty free to speak your mind these days."
They’re people, too, and often based in Paris. Jan 21, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 18 • By JUDY BACHRACH
I’m burning with envy. Here I’ve been plugging away of late in places like Oklahoma City and Scottsdale. Meanwhile, both Susan Mary Alsop and Kati Marton, heroines of two ostensibly different books, had a much better idea.
Do the memoirs of Reynolds Price overshadow his fiction?Sep 10, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 48 • By EDWIN M. YODER JR.
When Reynolds Price died in January 2011, after a gallant battle of three decades with disabling spinal cancer and chronic pain, he left an uncompleted fourth volume of reminiscences. Its quality, notwithstanding its abrupt end, bears testimony to his gifts: His literary exit is almost as striking as his debut 60 years earlier.
What he says, and doesn’t say, is revealing.Sep 12, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 48 • By STEPHEN F. HAYES
On page 251, Dick Cheney admits a mistake. He had shot his friend Harry Whittington in the face, and in the hours that followed, did not put out a statement about the accident. “In retrospect,” he writes, “we should have.”
Mark Albrecht's White House memoir is educational—and entertaining.6:30 AM, Jul 2, 2011 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
The Economist magazine thinks the Space Age is probably over, and the discussion of our space future (or non-future) in its new issue is intelligent and informative. I've found over the years, though, that in many instances, the Economist's suave articulation of the not-so-cutting edge of conventional wisdom proves wrong. Mark Albrecht hopes that's so in this case, because he's a believer in space exploration, and his new book argues for U.S. leadership in that endeavor.
11:51 AM, Jun 30, 2011 • By EMILY SCHULTHEIS
What is that weird looking book on the chair next to you at the pool? Definitely a woman's face, but definitely a man's arms. It's comedian and television star Tina Fey's new memoir, Bossypants, and Zachary Munson recently reviewed it:
Bush’s FEMA director makes his case.Jun 20, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 38 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Michael D. Brown says he got a bad rap. With the statement, “Brownie, you’re doing a heck of a job,” on September 2, 2005, George W. Bush made Brown, then director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the name and face of governmental incompetence after Hurricane Katrina tore through the Gulf Coast. Ten days later, Brown resigned.
The former defense secretary pens an absorbing memoir—not that you’d know it from the mainstream media interviews.
Feb 21, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 22 • By FRED BARNES
One family's story from Ararat to America and back4:00 PM, Oct 14, 2010 • By PHILIP TERZIAN
Garin Hovannisian is a product of what might be called Armenian-American aristocracy. His great-grandfather Kaspar stood helplessly by while his pregnant mother and infant brother were killed by the Turks in 1915, escaped to Ellis Island in 1920, and built an agricultural/real estate empire in California. His grandfather Richard, professor of history at UCLA, is an authority on the Armenian genocide.
Postcards from the transatlantic life of Leslie Caron.Feb 1, 2010, Vol. 15, No. 19 • By KATE LIGHT
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