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Flop! New Gore book ranked #1,126 in sales on Amazon.com
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Posted on 11/22/2002 12:01:01 PM PST by jimbo123

The Spirit of Family
by Al Gore (Author), Tipper Gore (Author)
Edition: Hardcover
Hardcover: 208 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.86 x 10.62 x 9.30
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company, Inc.; ISBN: 0805068945; (November 12, 2002)
Amazon.com Sales Rank: 1,126


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: albertgoreii; albertgorejunior; algore; algoreisnotmyprez; bookflop; goawayaltipper; mrsnippy; stillneedsajob
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Another publishing flop for the Demoncrats.
1 posted on 11/22/2002 12:01:01 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123
The other one is also a flop, ranked #834 in sales.

Joined at the Heart
by Al Gore (Author), Tipper Gore (Author)
Edition: Hardcover
Hardcover: 432 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.42 x 9.04 x 7.00
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company, Inc.; ISBN: 0805068937; (November 12, 2002)
Amazon.com Sales Rank: 834
2 posted on 11/22/2002 12:04:43 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123
Where did you find the sales rankings on Amazon?
3 posted on 11/22/2002 12:04:58 PM PST by pgkdan
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To: jimbo123
As I understand it, wooden puppets are boycotting it 'cause of the waste of trees...
4 posted on 11/22/2002 12:06:34 PM PST by Drango
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To: jimbo123
I'm not surprised.

Both books are too high priced for their value as toilet paper.
5 posted on 11/22/2002 12:08:52 PM PST by Yankee
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To: jimbo123
Al needs to pull a Jim Wright maneuver: personally purchase about 100,000 copies, and distribute them at Democrat meetings...
6 posted on 11/22/2002 12:09:05 PM PST by COBOL2Java
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To: jimbo123
Do you suppose they'll take the hint? I doubt it too! What part of "GO AWAY" do you think al and tip don't understand?
7 posted on 11/22/2002 12:09:57 PM PST by luckymom
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To: COBOL2Java
Instant remainder bin material...

I bet those publishers for Hitlery and Bubba are just a tad nervous being out a total of $18 million in advances....

Can't wait for Tom Daschle and other Demo notables to try their hand... They'll be as popular as liberal talk radio personalities (like Mario Cuomo and Jim Hightower).

8 posted on 11/22/2002 12:11:31 PM PST by ReleaseTheHounds
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To: jimbo123
So how do these rankings translate into actual numbers of books sold? I'd like to know how many were printed and how many were actually sold.
9 posted on 11/22/2002 12:12:08 PM PST by holyscroller
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To: jimbo123
Since the DU'ers were made to pony up to enter the website, they have no money left over from their welfare checks to buy this claptrap.

Who else is going to read Al's and Tipper's stupidity?
10 posted on 11/22/2002 12:12:41 PM PST by Yankee
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To: jimbo123
But you just don't understand: Algore is ENTITLED to be the POTUS! By virtue of his brain, heart, and courage, he was destined to rule over us Munchkins. < /sarcasm>
11 posted on 11/22/2002 12:15:34 PM PST by quark
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To: Yankee
Both books are too high priced for their value as toilet paper.

And probably not all that soft, strong, or thoroughly absorbent either. ;)

Regards, Ivan

12 posted on 11/22/2002 12:16:54 PM PST by MadIvan
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To: jimbo123
Publishers are taking a huge risk in undertaking to publish a Democrat's work.

It's common knowledge that most of the Democrat's base supporters are illiterate.

More pictures, less text. That's the ticket.

Scratch and sniff may work too.
13 posted on 11/22/2002 12:17:06 PM PST by Yankee
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To: jimbo123
I saw those books prominently displayed in Barnes & Noble and B. Dalton and wondered, "Who is going to buy those?" Two Gore books on the market at the same time is two too many. And it also seems like a marketing screw up, because the books are competing against each other for a small market of potential buyers.
14 posted on 11/22/2002 12:18:21 PM PST by Steve_Seattle
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To: jimbo123
OTOH, being in 1,126th place would put the book in the top one-tenth of one per cent of all titles sold on Amazon.
15 posted on 11/22/2002 12:20:10 PM PST by Loyalist
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To: jimbo123
Isn't it clear. Dems can't read.
16 posted on 11/22/2002 12:20:13 PM PST by bmwcyle
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To: ReleaseTheHounds
"I bet those publishers for Hitlery and Bubba are just a tad nervous being out a total of $18 million in advances...."

You got that right!

Bill's book actually could be an enormous seller, if it was written as a lurid tell-all confessional. Can you imagine how huge the sales would be if he gave an account of all his extra-marital dalliances and various other high crimes & misdemeanors? Anyone who ever bought a Jackie Collins novel would be all over it.

It'll never happen of course. You can bet that his book will be a lot of puffery about all he supposedly accomplished and how anything that went wrong from 1993 to 2001 was the fault of those mean Republicans. Hillary's will be even more boring- a self-hagography shaping the image she want to take into her presidential run. Both of them will have to come with a bottle of No-Doz.
17 posted on 11/22/2002 12:20:17 PM PST by Media Insurgent
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To: Steve_Seattle
Did they put Earth in the Balance next to them? I am going to mall this weekend to check out the placement.
18 posted on 11/22/2002 12:20:50 PM PST by alisasny
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To: ReleaseTheHounds
The corporations that paid billandhill for their memoirs don't care if the books never ever sell. They were bribes for legiglative consideration and nothing more.

The real problem is that the dems are in the minority and the millions of dollars paid will bring no further extra consideration.

19 posted on 11/22/2002 12:23:14 PM PST by OldFriend
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To: MadIvan
Your post reminds me of my favorite public restroom wall graffiti of all time:

"This toilet paper is like John Wayne: Rough, tough and takes #$%! off of nobody!"

20 posted on 11/22/2002 12:23:17 PM PST by Media Insurgent
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To: holyscroller
How many were actually sold?

I don't know, but hard covers are expensive, and I bet when you get much below #400 on the list you aren't talking about more than a few thousand copies. Look for both books soon at Half-Price Books.
21 posted on 11/22/2002 12:23:46 PM PST by Steve_Seattle
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To: Media Insurgent
Bill's book actually could be an enormous seller, if it was written as a lurid tell-all confessional. Can you imagine how huge the sales would be if he gave an account of all his extra-marital dalliances and various other high crimes & misdemeanors? Anyone who ever bought a Jackie Collins novel would be all over it.

I understand he is emulating Dicken's style in "David Copperfield, in an effort to appeal to readers of classical material.

Chapter One: I Am Fellated.

22 posted on 11/22/2002 12:23:56 PM PST by Yankee
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To: Yankee
Publishers are taking a huge risk in undertaking to publish a Democrat's work.

No kidding.

But then-I don't think some of the publishers really care-the honchos at the publishing top just want to make sure they stay on the 'A' party list with fellow lefties of note.

I mean---simon and schuster paid hitlery EIGHT MILLION DOLLAR for her missive-two years ago. Where in the hell is it? LOL (Guess she is having trouble finding anything of worth to write about.....or else, she never intended to write the drible anyway.) Simon and schuster seems content to let EIGHT MILLION FLOAT AWAY-well actually, they bought the home for her in DC-guess they had to provide the place to party, as well.

tipper wants her pictorial book to be this years Christmas coffee table book gift. LOL. What an immature aging hippie that one is. And Al-he is proving to be dumber than I thought he was years ago. Apparently age has not matured him. Pathetic.

23 posted on 11/22/2002 12:25:05 PM PST by Republic
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To: ReleaseTheHounds
The publishers who greenlighted those books should be fired. Everyone knows demoncrats can't read and book stores don't accept food stamps.
24 posted on 11/22/2002 12:25:07 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

HA-HA!!!

25 posted on 11/22/2002 12:25:21 PM PST by machman
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To: Yankee
Chapter Two: Romance with the Oval Office Sink
26 posted on 11/22/2002 12:26:41 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123
Dems will probably force it as "Required" reading in all public schools.
27 posted on 11/22/2002 12:26:49 PM PST by Mark
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To: Media Insurgent
Why would anyone presume to buy either of their "memoirs" when they never could remember anything?

Both Hil's and Bill's books will be in the Sci Fi Section of B&N.....
28 posted on 11/22/2002 12:27:23 PM PST by samanella
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To: Yankee
no, i heard he was doing it from the women's point of view, almost in a Forumesque style
29 posted on 11/22/2002 12:27:45 PM PST by unitedvanlines
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To: jimbo123
Spirit of Family: Now ranked lower, at 1,131
Joined at the Heart: Still ranked at 834
30 posted on 11/22/2002 12:28:12 PM PST by paulklenk
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To: jimbo123
Jimbo, the title of this article leads me to suggest the following:

FLOP! should be Al's new nickname... Since Gore is renouncing his having supported the first Gulf War, I'm sure he wants to retire "Prime-Time Al", so let's replace it with FLOP!

31 posted on 11/22/2002 12:33:48 PM PST by ReleaseTheHounds
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To: paulklenk
Spirit of Family: Now ranked lower, at 1,131 Joined at the Heart: Still ranked at 834

Dimorat spin: While the rankings are somewhat dissapointing, I think Sean Hannity, Rudy G, Ann Coulter, should have done better, so this is a victory for us.

32 posted on 11/22/2002 12:37:21 PM PST by MP5
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To: MP5
Al and Tipper's books will never make the NY Times Bestseller list unlike Sean, Rudy and Ann. In addition, they will head to the discount rack soon, then they will be returned to the publisher. And the publisher will lay off employees to pay for Al & Tipper flop.
33 posted on 11/22/2002 12:40:01 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: Republic
Simon and schuster seems content to let EIGHT MILLION FLOAT AWAY-well actually, they bought the home for her in DC-guess they had to provide the place to party, as well.

Simon & Schuster is a sub of Viacom. The eight million is the same as the cattle futures deal, its just a down payment for future consideration when Hillary makes her Presidential bid. It's very expensive bribing a US Senator and possible Presidential candidate.

34 posted on 11/22/2002 12:40:59 PM PST by Timocrat
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To: All
I'm sure we will be doomed to stumble across
shelf worn copies of these tomes for decades to come
at Books a Million and other 'rest homes' for failed
literature nation wide.
35 posted on 11/22/2002 12:41:12 PM PST by ottersnot
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To: unitedvanlines
"almost in a Forumesque style"


Here's the intro:

Dear White House Forum,

I never thought the stories in your magazine were real. But that all changed the night that I was in the Oval Office with my intern...
36 posted on 11/22/2002 12:41:54 PM PST by Media Insurgent
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To: Republic
Looks like Tipper will be hitting the anti-depressants again after this publishing fiasco.
37 posted on 11/22/2002 12:43:55 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123
And the Dems are almost at the point of no return for the #1,126-ranked author being the nominee for President in 2004. By default, front-loaded primaries, sheer stupidity, etc.

Unbelievable. They're actually gonna let this smarmy, unpopular creep get a second try at the office.

These people aren't even worthy opponents. C'MON! GET OFF THE CANVAS YOU LOSERS! THAT ALL YOU GOT?!! Wussies.

38 posted on 11/22/2002 12:44:54 PM PST by Jhensy
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To: Timocrat
Simon & Schuster is a sub of Viacom.

Oh-the plot may be thickening within this cozy nest of vipers. Doesn't Viacom own VH-1?

And isn't VH-1, the company that changed the overwhelming boos and sneers, that hitlery recieved onstage at a production for the benefit of the fireman and policeman in NY, the company that CHANGED THOSE HEARTFELT BOOS to CHEERS before making the copies available for distribution?

Don't know why-but this always smacked of Goebbel's tactics, to me. Small but oh such a LIE!

39 posted on 11/22/2002 12:45:19 PM PST by Republic
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To: LadyGodiva
PING!
40 posted on 11/22/2002 12:47:59 PM PST by EternalVigilance
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To: MP5
Just a note, you can do a REVIEW of these books at Amazon.com. One book has no reviews yet and the other has a few barf-worthy statements. Scroll down the pages and look for CUSTOMER REVIEWS section. Click the link and have fun! FREEP away!

Joined at the Heart

The Spirit of Family

41 posted on 11/22/2002 12:48:17 PM PST by whoozit
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To: Steve_Seattle
And it also seems like a marketing screw up, because the books are competing against each other for a small market of potential buyers.

That was my first impression also. But, whoever said these two could think?

42 posted on 11/22/2002 12:48:34 PM PST by Cobra64
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To: jimbo123
"Another publishing flop for the Demoncrats."

Democrats can't read.

43 posted on 11/22/2002 12:51:04 PM PST by blam
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To: paulklenk
Joined at the Bottom of the List
44 posted on 11/22/2002 12:51:37 PM PST by Charles Henrickson
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To: Yankee
It's to icky for TP.
45 posted on 11/22/2002 12:54:00 PM PST by GailA
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To: Cobra64
Tipper and Albert may be joined at the heart but they certainly share one brain.
46 posted on 11/22/2002 12:54:26 PM PST by zlala
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To: jimbo123
Maybe Jeff Head could give him some lessons?
47 posted on 11/22/2002 12:54:49 PM PST by NorseWood
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To: Republic
Doesn't Viacom own VH-1?

Yes. If you remember there was a real stink when Newt got a deal with News Corp to publish a book and he had to give the proceeds to charity and then when Hillary got this deal from another Media group not a peep was heard.

Incidentally Henry Holt is part of Verlagsgruppe Georg Von Holtzbrinck, GmbH a German Media group which also owns a bunch of co's which publish books for schools and colleges i.e. those poor starving students, when they pay through the nose for their college textbooks, are subsidising Al Gore.

48 posted on 11/22/2002 12:54:57 PM PST by Timocrat
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To: whoozit
We should all go over to Amazon and post reviews that say we are Florida voters who intended to vote for Gore but got tricked by that nasty butterfly ballot into voting for Buchanan. Then we praise the books up & down and state that we think they deserve 5 stars. Then when we actually rank them, we give them 1 star.

The "reviews" will probably get pulled eventually, but it would be good for a laugh.
49 posted on 11/22/2002 12:55:16 PM PST by Media Insurgent
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To: GOPDIVA
Welcome to FR, my FRiend!

EV
50 posted on 11/22/2002 12:55:40 PM PST by EternalVigilance
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