Spot The (Book Review) Difference

With health concerns mounting, email leaks hurting, and poll numbers tumbling, Hillary Clinton has had a tough couple weeks (poor thing)... but the news just got a little worse as Hillary’s newest book, “Stronger Together,” which provides a policy blueprint for where she hopes to take the country if she is elected president, sold just 2,912 copies in its first week on sale, according to Nielsen BookScan.

As The New York Times reports, both Mrs. Clinton and her running mate, Senator Tim Kaine, have promoted the book on the campaign trail, but the sales figure, which tallies about 80 percent of booksellers nationwide and does not include e-books, firmly makes the book what the publishing industry would consider a flop.

“Stronger Together,” whose cover shows Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Kaine waving, arrived closer to Election Day than most of these types of books.

 

Named after the campaign’s slogan, “Stronger Together” offers readers, according to the book jacket, “specific and practical solutions, while also articulating a bold and expansive vision of change and renewal.”

 

Its roughly 250 pages intersperse bullet-point policy ideas, like “launch a national initiative for suicide prevention” and “humanely address the Central American migrant crisis,” with photographs of Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Kaine on the campaign trail, charts in the campaign’s signature chunky font and highlights from Mrs. Clinton’s speeches.

But, it appears, from a cursory glance at Amazon.com, that even the 2912 people that read the book were unimpressed by its contents (with 83% giving it 1 Star)... slightly different from Donald Trump's "Great Again" book's reviews...

Some of the 1-Star reviews...

As 'UrbanLegend' wrote...

I have to start by saying I am a registered independent voter, and more importantly, a life-long independent thinker. I have voted for more D's than R's in my life, as well as several third-party candidates. This is the lamest, weakest, most politically-absurd book ever written, as far as I know. Save your money for food for your family just in case she is elected.

As Daniel B noted...

I was going to read this book.....I really was. But just as I got started, I found myself under sniper fire, passed out, and fell and hit my head. After that I got double vision and had to wear glasses that were so damn thick I couldn't even see to read. Then I had an allergic reaction to something and started coughing so hard I spit out what looked like a couple of lizard's eyeballs, my limbs locked up, and I passed out and fell down again, waking up only to find out I had been diagnosed with pneumonia 2 days earlier. It's a good thing I was able to make a small fortune making this random small trade in the commodities market (cattle futures or some such thing) and then, miracle of all miracles, a few banks offered me a few million to just talk to their employees for a few minutes - and all that really helped out because I swear I was dead broke and couldn't figure out how I was gonna come up with the 6 bucks to pay for this book, let alone pay the $1,500 for my health insurance this month. I still want to read it, but, hell, what difference at this point does it make? I hear it sucks anyway.

Paul A. Bedish's review was short and sweet...

What a horrible book. I got brain damage after 4 pages and lost my shoe

And finally "Amazon Customer" concluded...

How are we to believe that the book was written by Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Kaine? They've been a bit busy lately. Obviously ghost-written campaign drivel. If she really believes we're "stronger together" perhaps she should stop dividing us. Not calling her opponent's supporters "deplorable" might be a good start.

There were some 5-Star reviews...

From Bestatchess...

This is a great book. The chapters on "How to screw up everything you touch with hubris" "How to write the perfect doctor's note" and "D**ing bimbos at home" were worth the price of admission.

And finally..."I would give this book 10 stars if I could!"

Why? Because it's a fantastically well-written, witty, insightful and informative book that was written by a person who is easily the most important female political leader since Queen Elizabeth I. And her impact on world history is liable to be much, much greater. Please do yourself, your children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren a favor and beg, borrow, or steal this book, but whatever you do - READ IT!!! In it you will find Hillary's plan for making this world of ours a much better place - more peaceful, more prosperous, more just, more environmentally sustainable. And as an aside, way, way more fun! This book is in fact so chock full of great ideas that if it contained any more, they would literally leak out the sides! I always felt that, compared to anyone else on the scene, Hillary Clinton was a modern day Colossus of Rhodes, but now I'm more inclined to think of her as the political equivalent of the Great Pyramid. They just don't come any better! After her eight years in office are finished, I predict the only remaining controversy will be which one of those dead guys immortalized on Mount Rushmore should have his features rearranged in her image. (I vote for Alexander Hamilton - way overrated if you ask me.) But I digress. In sum, if you don't read this book, you will regret it - maybe not today, but soon, and for the rest of your life. Please, don't make that tragic mistake!