Hunter Biden’s memoir sold less than 11K copies in its first week, despite media hype
Hunter Biden‘s new memoir has failed to land on many readers’ nightstands after one week on the store shelves, selling less than 11,000 copies, recently released numbers show.
His book, “Beautiful Things: A Memoir,” sold 10,638 copies last week, according to Publishers Weekly. This is despite the abundant media promotion from places such as CNN, CBS News, and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!“—especially about the memoir’s sex and drug content—in the lead-up to the book’s release.
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The book of President Joe Biden‘s youngest son debuted at twelfth place among hardcover nonfiction books. Some notable books that beat Hunter Biden’s memoir include National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman’s “The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country” in first place with 42,318 copies and Fox News host Shannon Bream’s “The Women of the Bible Speak: The Wisdom of 16 Women and Their Lessons for Today” in second with 32,686 copies during the same timeframe.
His memoir did have a stronger showing on The New York Times’ Best Sellers list though, finishing its debut week in fourth place in the “Combined Print & E-Book Nonfiction” category.
Notably during Biden’s media tour promoting the book, he tried to downplay the significance of his laptop scandal that The New York Post first broke a few weeks before the November 3 presidential election. He told Jimmy Kimmel—for instance—that the laptop is a “red herring,” and falsely claimed to podcast host Marc Maron that a recently published report from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence had determined the laptop story to be part of a Russian-backed disinformation operation.
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