Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Sean Spicer’s New Book Has Lots of Hype, Protests, But Sales Fall Flat, Already out of Top 300


Sean Spicer’s hype is bigger than his reality.

Spicey, as he came to known on “Saturday Night Live,” just published a memoir to cash in on his short stint with the Trump Administration. “The Briefing: Politics, The Press, and The President” was published on Tuesday by Regnery, the conservative publishing company everyone in real publishing ignores.

Immediately, Spicey was bombarded with protests. Book signings had to be cancelled. He won’t be invited anytime soon to Michael’s to celebrate.

But the real issue is that “The Briefing” isn’t selling. It’s stuck at number 325 now on amazon.com after a short stint hovering near number 100. Reviews on amazon.com from readers aren’t very encouraging either.

The Kindle edition e-book isn’t faring well, either. It’s sitting at 1,406.

Meanwhile, Spicey’s old friend and White House colleague, Omarosa Manigault, she the butt of jokes from “The Apprentice,” will try her hand at bilking the public with her own book next month. Who would waste their money on this fiction? I guess we’ll see.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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