"The action I am taking is no more than a radical measure to hasten the explosion of truth and justice. I have but one passion: to enlighten those who have been kept in the dark, in the name of humanity which has suffered so much and is entitled to happiness. My fiery protest is simply the cry of my very soul. Let them dare, then, to bring me before a court of law and let the enquiry take place in broad daylight!" - Emile Zola, J'accuse! (1898) -

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

It’s A Dud … Nancy Pelosi's Book Lands With A Thud (Now If We Could Only Hear The Thud Of Her Ass Hitting The Sidewalk Outside Of The House On Her Way Out Of Washington!)

Posted Aug 14th 2008 2:12PM by Zac Bissonnette
Filed under: Books, Politics

Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi is not the most intriguing Speaker of the House to come along, and she hasn't carved the high-profile that predecessors like Newt Gingrich did.

But I don't think anyone expected her book to flop this badly. Drudge Report reports that Know Your Power: A Message to America's Daughters sold just 2,737 copies in its first week. That's bad enough to make it the 41st bestselling nonfiction book of the week and the reviews on Amazon have been equally appalling. 131 reviewers have given it an average rating of 1.5 stars, all the more impressive give that it's not possibly to rate a book 0 stars.

Publisher's Weekly's
generally positive review sums up why the book hasn't sold well: "Pelosi's book is a simply crafted acknowledgment of the support of her family, mentors and helpful colleagues without rhetorical flourishes, insider scandal or intimate revelations-a gentle account from a tough politician."

Boring! People reading books by politicians want to hear about scandal.

Perhaps the sequel should be called Know Your Limits: Just Because You're a Successful Politician Doesn't Mean People Want to Know Your Life Story.

That’s For Damn Sure!