Friday, April 19, 2024

UPDATED Jared Kushner Book Sells Just 60K in Two Weeks, Drops Out of Amazon Top 100


Jared Kushner, you might say, was the Michelle Obama of the Trump administration. She was First Lady, and he was first son-in-law.

Michelle’s eventual book, “Becoming,” 1.4 million copies in its debut week.

Jared’s book, “Breaking History,” didn’t do quite as well– just 59,700 copies total over 2 weeks according to NPD Book Scan.

UPDATE: “Breaking” has dropped out of the Amazon top 100.

“Breaking Wind” debuted on the NY Times best seller list at number 2, the week of these sales, It fell to number 2 for the second week. But the Times is always ten days behind real time book sales.

“Breaking Legs” is currently number 86 on amazon’s best seller list. The Kindle edition is number 1,131.

On Barnes and Noble’s best seller list, the hardcover is at 1,248.

It’s possible that bulk sales fueled the first week on amazon. Reality has set in.

In “Breaking Wind,” Kushner outlines how he made millions in the Middle East on the American taxpayer’s dime, taking credit for anything Trump did. He devotes a single page to being diagnosed with thyroid cancer, something others in the White House have downplayed as possibly not even being true.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
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.

Read more

In Other News