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Hillary Clinton’s ‘Hard Choices’ lost its No. 1 spot on the NYT bestseller list…to a book critical of Hillary Clinton

Posted by on Jul. 6, 2014 at 10:49 PM
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Hillary Clinton’s ‘Hard Choices’ lost its No. 1 spot on the NYT bestseller list…to a book critical of Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton’s “Hard Choices” has failed to meet sales expectations and been criticized roundly by commentators on the left and the right.

But in perhaps the cruelest turn of fate for the presumed presidential hopeful, her new memoir lost its No. 1 spot on the New York Times bestseller list after just two weeks, falling to No. 2 on the July 13th list behind — of all titles — Edward Klein’s “Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. the Obamas.”

Blood Feud

In Klein’s book, the author, who has published previous titles critical of both Ms. Clinton and President Obama, writes of the heated political battle between the Obamas and Clintons that has simmered since their 2008 Democratic presidential nomination fight.

Klein paints an unflattering image of both the Clintons and Obamas as conniving, dishonest, cynical political families/machines, who seek nothing less than each other’s destruction in their respective quests to erect political dynasties through which they can control the Democratic Party for years to come.

Many of Klein’s revelations in the book on topics like Benghazi and Bill Clinton’s strategy to help Hillary Clinton win the White House are centered on re-created dialogue that could only have been gleaned from sources incredibly close to the Clintons and Obamas, which – along with questions from both the left and right on Klein’s previous works – has led to skepticism on his book.

The left has been highly critical of Klein, with Media Matters referring to the author as “a self-promoting smear peddler” and “conspiracy theorist.”

Sources like Politico are also more than skeptical of Klein’s work, with Politico’s media reporter Dylan Byers penning a post titled, “Why we’re not talking about Ed Klein,” in which he cites a critical examination of “Blood Feud” from The Week.

Despite the media criticism of Klein, challenges on the credibility of his work have not seemed to have impacted sales. Nor have they impacted the author’s provocative claims, including the revelation in a piece published by Klein in the New York Post on Sunday July 6 that President Obama has promised Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren his support if she runs for president in 2016.

This claim dovetails with Klein’s assertion in “Blood Feud” that President Obama, according to Klein’s sources, is looking for a relative political unknown with a similar ideological bent and personal appeal to throw his support behind in 2016, in the face of a Hillary Clinton run for the Democratic nomination.

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Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Jul. 7, 2014 at 8:48 AM

Poor hag is having a really bad year.

lylalane7275
by Silver Member on Jul. 7, 2014 at 8:52 AM
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Reading Blood Feud now.  It is one of the best books I have read in a while.  Highly recommend it.

Debrowsky
by Silver Member on Jul. 7, 2014 at 11:03 AM
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hey thanks for the recommendation- I just might pick this one up.

Quoting lylalane7275:

Reading Blood Feud now.  It is one of the best books I have read in a while.  Highly recommend it.


29again
by Gold Member on Jul. 7, 2014 at 4:17 PM

Oh, that has to sting.  Ouch!

nurse  But I'm sure there is a little pill to make her forget all about this horrible book release/tour.... 

vic270
by Vic on Jul. 8, 2014 at 9:16 AM

I haven't read the book, but imo the only hard choice she ever made in her time of fame is whether to live with Bill or leave him during his sexual encounter, (that wasn't sex according to Bill) during his presidency. I heard that she was a little upset with him.

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Jul. 8, 2014 at 9:31 AM
Quoting vic270:

I haven't read the book, but imo the only hard choice she ever made in her time of fame is whether to live with Bill or leave him during his sexual encounter, (that wasn't sex according to Bill) during his presidency. I heard that she was a little upset with him.



Theirs is a marriage of political convenience, not a real marriage.

vic270
by Vic on Jul. 8, 2014 at 10:29 AM

 I'm wondering if she does't get to be our next president will that even hold them together.

Quoting Billiejeens:
Quoting vic270:

I haven't read the book, but imo the only hard choice she ever made in her time of fame is whether to live with Bill or leave him during his sexual encounter, (that wasn't sex according to Bill) during his presidency. I heard that she was a little upset with him.

Theirs is a marriage of political convenience, not a real marriage.

 

littlemum41
by Silver Member on Jul. 8, 2014 at 10:42 AM
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