Gov. Andrew Cuomo's new book, "All Things Possible, Setbacks and Success in Politics and Life," dropped from 3,569 down to 13,755 on Amazon's best seller list over last weekend.
Just to compare, Hillary Clinton's poorly selling "Hard Choices" is ranked at a much higher #1968 on the best sellers list.
So just how few copies of Cuomo's book are being sold on Amazon, the world's largest online seller of books? According to author Dr. Richard Mabry, a ranking anywhere near 3,000 suggest about 10 sales per day. At #10,000 a book might sell one copy per day.
Cuomo's book is described on its Amazon page as a "full and frank memoir—a personal story of duty, family, justice, politics and resilience—New York Governor Andrew Cuomo reflects on his rise, fall, and rise in politics, and recounts his defining personal and political moments and tough but necessary lessons he has learned along the way."
Apart from poor online sales, the book is inspiring little enthusiasm at book stores. There were so few people at Cuomo's book signing at the Union Square Barnes & Noble in New York City last week that protestors outnumbered those buying the book.
Book reviewer Phil Reisman of The Journal News, wrote, "No one is likely to read this 513-page book, except the governor's closest friends and relatives."
The book was published by Harper, who reportedly gave Cuomo a $700,000 advance. The cover price is $29.99. But you can buy it from Amazon for $16.10.
Of 555 reviews on Amazon, 523 gave it a one star rating. Here are some of the comments:
** I was able to shred the pages and line the bottom of our hamster cage with it.
** For as long as I can remember, my office desk has had a bad wobble about its diagonal axis. I placed this book under the far right corner to prop that end of the desk up and the thickness was PERFECT to stop the wobble.
** The dust jacket makes a great Halloween decoration.
** This book has an excellent composting material due to its high concentration of BS and hot, moist air.
** This is ridiculous!!!! Who would pay that much for toilet paper?!?
While the book did get 19, 5-star reviews, most of these were sarcastic.
** This book is great! I first used it for lining the bottom of my bird cage and it soaked up so much crap I decided to order another for use in the cat box. In the cat box, the stink from this tome completely masked the odor from both the urine and the feces. There must be something special about this author for it to work so well in both applications.
** 100% pure drivel. (much better than the 50% drivel you find in other political screeds.)
** ** A beautiful and inspirational cover that stares at your soul like a Chihuahua hungering for your leg!