Far-left Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) published her first book earlier this month, but could only sell a measly 729 copies in its first week, the New York Post reported, citing industry tracker NPD BookScan.
In comparison, former President Donald Trump’s book, Our journey together, flew off the shelves in December 2021, selling over 50,000 copies in its first week alone, including over 9,000 copies in the first 24 hours of the book’s announcement. Winning Team Publishing president Sergio Gor noted that the book was so popular that the company couldn’t “keep up with demand.”
Bush’s bookThe Forerunner: A Story of Pain and Perseverance in America, did even worse the following week, as it could only sell 288 copies the second week after its release.
The book is a memoir that describes how she became an activist and ultimately a representative after the 2014 Ferguson Riots, which she says gave her PTSD.
“When I wasn’t in Ferguson [MO.], I still saw armored vehicles, even when they weren’t there. At random times throughout the day I would smell tear gas, even when none had been sprayed,” she wrote via the Job.
She released her book on October 4.
The Black Lives Matter (BLM) supporter, who was adopted into the progressive group ‘the Squad’, isn’t as popular as she thought, according to someone who worked with Bush.
“It’s not the book. It’s just that there’s a lack of interest in her. She just hasn’t built a strong enough brand to sell books yet,” the individual told the Job.
A financial disclosure report shows that Bush received an advance of at least $50,000 for his book.
The freshman rep has a well-documented history of stoking racial divides, saying the BLM riots only happened because the US is a ‘racist AF’ and July 4th is only for people. Whites because blacks “are still not free”.
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