Skip to comments.George W. Bush's 'Decision Points' Sales Exceed 1 Million
Posted on 11/24/2010 7:54:08 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
George W. Bush's return to the spotlight has resulted in big sales for his memoir, "Decision Points."
His publisher, Crown, said Wednesday that the former president's book has sold more than 1.1 million copies since hitting shelves two weeks ago, The Associated Press reported.
More than 135,000 copies were sold as e-books, according to the publisher.
Bush kept a low profile after leaving office last year, declining interviews and avoiding comment on his successor and politics in general. But he emerged this month to promote the book, appearing in interviews with Oprah Winfrey, Jay Leno, Matt Lauer, Sean Hannity and Bill O'Reilly.
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Just got the book today.
I didn’t buy the book. Why? Simple.
Why would I buy it when Bush 43 proudly declared this on TV that he set aside the “free market principles” just to solve the September 2008 Financial Crisis.
What a dunce for a leader!
Doesnt matter, you drama queen. Dumbama could not get us out of this mess. The difference is that the Kenyan Klown promised to do so with HOPEYCHANGEY and look what it got us.
Has the “author” read it?
How does the “author” pronounce “Decision Points”?
My husband’s best friend gave us a signed copy yesterday!
Sadly, I must agree with you. Folks can rationalize it all they want, but Bush II made many poor decisions that will dog this country for years to come.
There is plenty of blame to go around, but as Truman said, the buck stops with the President.
No the free market would not have gotten us here.
Poppy Bush and his wife recently talking about how wonderful Bill Clinton is, show us the elites true stripes.
This is the same Poppy Bush who Reagan said “I paid for this microphone!”
Watch the video and you will see a TRUE conservative who is also standing up for Dole, Phil Crane, John Anderson and Howard Baker to be allowed to debate.
The same Poppy Bush who smeared an honorable conservative, Pete DuPont, by calling him “Pierre.” Pete DuPont is a gentleman - Poppy is not.
I liked GW, I made more phone calls than probably anyone on FR for him against Kerry and wrote a lot of checks both times.
All in all he was a good man but no more Bushes.
That’s great to hear, he deserves the respect and admiration of the American People.
Amazing though - George W. Bush, Glenn Beck, JayZ, and Keith Richards topping the book chart top 10 best sellers this week.
He didn’t “proudly” declare anything. If you read his book, you would know what went into making that decision. Be thankful you didn’t have to deal with the problem yourself.
He made some poor decisions, he also made some good ones. However, he loves America, and that’s more than can be said for the current president.
Bush has shown class in not criticizing his successor, and he’s had plenty to criticize. He remains silent in the face of Obama’s insults.
Must really fry Pelosi that Bush’s book sells so well.
Just the week after the release of Pelosi’s book “Know Your Power,” Pelosi had sold 2737 copies. Yes, that is correct . . . . 2737 copies.
Me? drama queen? Hates drama, yoh!
In fact the real drama queens are those who are crying ... reminiscing the Golden Age of Bush 43 ... loving their compassionate President! Oh, the lost glory!
Kenyan President is the main legacy of Bush 43! That’s the drama you can believe in!
Pres. Bush was no dunce. “Dunce”is the word of choice the
to describe every Republican president since Eisenhower.
“W” had weaknesses but he is a class act and a man of honor.
Selling 1 Million cpoies of a biography of a man the left
and the MSM villified daily for 8 yearsn ain’t bad.
Wrong. He proudly mentioned that while he was promoting his Decision Point book with that NBC guy, Matt Lauer.
Check it out!
I agree with your post in every respect. Bush II, was, and is, a class act.
And he’s a patriot. Every decision that he made he thought was for the good of the country.
But the mistakes he made were huge. Huge. That’s Monday-morning quarterbacking, I know.
I thought you had converted to reason.
I’m confused, isn’t he one of the blue blood elite, like his Dad?
I purchased two of them. One for me and one to give for chaunka gift.
How revolting...and unoriginal.
I’ll go for “W”s record any day. Election’s sometimes defy
all logic. Zer0 caught a wave of populist sentiment.
We knew Zer0 would be a disaster but the MSM was too strong.
You can’t blame anyone but the people who cast their vote for big “D”.
Just bought a new Sony eReader and the first book I bought was Decision Points. Took me three days and two service calls to get it downloaded. Seems the average book is about 1Mb and his is 43 Mbs. Screwed up Sony’s Reader downloader. Saving the book for my bass fishing trip to El Salto in December.
This is my REASON:
I STRONGLY DISAGREE WITH BUSH 43 on this:
He said that he had set aside “free market principles” [the “reason” I truly believe in] when 2008 Financial Crisis occurred ... justifying his signing of TARP 1 [the irrationality of Bush 43.]
Reference: Go to NBC’s Matt Lauer with Bush 43 when he promoted his book in that LSM.
I STAND WITH MY “REASON” VS. BUSH 43!
George needs to put his mother on a leash with a muzzle.
I don’t want his book now.
As history will record
Historians 100 years from now will view Bush as a strong President who was firm with the Muslims. Just IMHO.
Exactly. The only people to blame for B.O. Hussein are the people that voted for him.
Bush isn’t perfect. Reagan wasn’t perfect. Sarah Palin isn’t perfect. But all 3 love this country and what she stands for.
Hussein HATES our country, and if the people who voted for him had only looked behind the teleprompter they would have known that.
If you can control what your mother says, write your own book. LOL
If the democracy in Iraq holds and spreads to other countries in the middle east, Bush is going to be held up as a great president. Democracy=peace.
I would never waste my money on a garbage book from a very average president.
I’ll save it for the next Palin book or for a Jim Demint authored book.
The answer to your question is yes, he is a blue blood Connecticut elitist like his dad. Hope your confusion is cleared up now.
Of course if you compare W to Obama, W looks brilliant. The truth is they were two of the worst presidents this country has seen, and BOTH expanded the federal government like no president had ever before.
I’m glad he fought the War on Terror, and i’m glad he cut taxes, but this man did huge amounts of damage to the party and the conservative message.
I have no interest in reading this wimps book. “Compassionate Conservative” whatever!
“The same Poppy Bush who smeared an honorable conservative, Pete DuPont, by calling him Pierre. Pete DuPont is a gentleman - Poppy is not.”
It wasn’t a smear... Pierre is his given name.
Pierre Samuel “Pete” du Pont, IV
Pete is a great man, best Governor in all of Delaware’s history. Saved the state from bancrupcy.
Pete DuPont would have made a much better President than Poppy Bush. Probably a lot closer to Reagan than many Repubs before, during or after Reagan.
A real gentleman plus I became an even bigger fan when he stepped up for Christine O’Donnell. Christine was not perfect but she was better than any Dem and many Repubs including RINOs like Rove/McCain.
Sorry, I beg to differ with you. Remaining silent in the face of Obama’s lies and insults is sheer stupidity.
Keith Richards is NOT a nice man. See how his son Marlon lived with two junkie parents that he practically had to care for when he was only a young boy.
Marlon grew up to be a responsible man.
If you look at people who tear down others, you’ll see that they are the ones who end up looking bad.
Jesus said to turn the other cheek. He IS wisdom.
This is my REASON:
I STRONGLY DISAGREE WITH BUSH 43 on this:
He said that he had set aside free market principles [the reason I truly believe in] when 2008 Financial Crisis occurred ... justifying his signing of TARP 1 [the irrationality of Bush 43.]
Reference: Go to NBCs Matt Lauer with Bush 43 when he promoted his book in that LSM.
I STAND WITH MY REASON VS. BUSH 43!
You are obviously too ill informed, uneducated and mentally challenged to use “reason” to discern anything. So just shut up and crawl back under your rock.
I blame the MSM for not doing their job...if they told the truth, many would not have voted for him. If they were as tough on democrats as they are on republicans, this country would be better off...
We need to know what he was going through during the WOT.
I’m currently reading the book. It’s a wonderful read, full of GWB’s dry humor, candid discussions of why and how he took some of the key decisions he did, and insights into how the White House and an administration operates. Although he doesn’t dwell on it or do “drama,” his emotions come through many times. I also think that any conservative who gives the book a fair reading will realize just how conservative GWB was as president.
Just wanted to add that I’ve only had the book a week, and several times already strangers who have seen me reading it in public places have come up to me to ask what I think of it. People who were opponents and people who voted for him — all seem fascinated.
To get some insights into the man's decision-making process, maybe? Or to learn what 9/11/01 was like from his position? Of course, you are free to choose ignorance if so desired. *shrug*
Be a smart ass if you want, but there is NO doubt who wrote this book. GWB's speaking voice. Dry, witty, blunt, with emotions just under the surface. Even the cadence of his written words matches the cadence of the way he speaks.
Bush=Great president, at he time we needed a strong man, he was the right man for the job...just remember him on 9/12..the country needed a strong person, he was IT.
BTW..I would have voted for him a third time.
As Ronald Reagan said..I'll take 80% anytime..go for the 20% later...Ronnie would not have past the “pure” test...
I won’t accept someone who’s only five percent conservative, like Romney, when there are plenty of eighty percenters and above around, like Palin.