Tuesday, June 18, 2024

A Star is Born: Following Inauguration, Amanda Gorman’s Books Now Occupy Top 3 Spots on Amazon Best Sellers List


Amanda Gorman is the biggest star in America right now.

Her books take up the top 3 slots on Amazon’s best seller list.

Editions of “The Hill We Climb” are numbers 1 and 3. “Change Sings: A Children’s Anthem” is number 2.

Gorman is the 22 year old Harvard graduate who read her poem, “The Hill We Climb,” during the Inauguration. She is the YOUTH Poet Laureate of America. The adult Poet Laureate is Joy Harjo, a mature woman from Oklahoma City who is the first Native American to be named to that position. She was ignored on Wednesday. Her books sit around 89,000 on Amazon.

That isn’t to knock Gorman, who is planning to run for president in 2036. She’s going to be our new Maya Angelou. Every TV show wants her. By summer there should be cookbooks, calendars, a video game, a spoken word record– well, musicians are already setting her audio version of “The Hill We Climb” to music. I’m actually surprised Taylor Swift hasn’t put out the single.

God bless America.

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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