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Simon & Schuster Sees Lewinsky-Free Hillary Book as Million Seller
NewsMax.com ^ | 4/28/03 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff

Posted on 04/28/2003 10:55:37 AM PDT by kattracks

Hillary Clinton's White House memoirs are apparently ready to go, reports last month to the contrary, with her publisher, Simon & Schuster, preparing a whopping million-copy initial press run.

Titled "Living History," Mrs. Clinton's 576-page tome is set to hit bookstores on June 9, with an audio version read by Hillary herself planned for release the same day.

The book will be billed as a "complete and candid" accounting of her years as first lady, from the health care debate to impeachment to the launching of her own political career, reports the Associated Press.

But others familiar with the project say that New York's junior senator has gone back on her pledge to write a true tell-all, and will gloss over the juicy details of her husband's affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky and relationships with dozens of other women that have threatened to sink their marriage.

"Much of it - especially as she relives those early years - is touching and delicious," reported the New York Post's Cindy Adams two weeks ago. "And whoever's seen it, loves it. However, those close to the manuscript are saying that, unfortunately, she won't tell the seamy slimy stuff."

Rumors have swirled since Clinton inked her deal for an $8 million advance that she figured her marriage to Bill would be over by publication date - and that dishing more dirt could only generate more sympathy and give her ambitions for higher office a boost.

But with a Clinton divorce not in the cards, Hillary decided not to get into her private life as a first lady scorned.

"Why would she?" noted Adams. "She's going to rise higher in public life. ... Telling how her guts turned during Operation Monica is not statesmanlike. 'They' want the Vince Foster truth. More of the Bill and Hill inside."

"This she isn't doing," insisted the Post's gossip maven.

"Those who love her say she doesn't need the money and should give back her $2.whatever mil advance," says Adams, which sounds like a veiled threat to Simon & Schuster to take the sanitized version of Hillary's book - or forget about the whole project.

Luckily for New York's junior senator, the bluff apparently worked.

"Only a small handful of books have a 1-million-copy first printing, and I cannot think of another nonfiction book in recent history that has had that large a first printing," boasted Clinton lawyer Robert Barnett to the AP.

For readers interested in a fuller account of the inside story, "Living History" won't be the only Clinton book in stores this summer. "Hillary's Scheme," by NewsMax.com's Carl Limbacher, is due out on Aug. 5, and will be chock full of information Mrs. Clinton won't be covering in her sanitized screed.

Read more on this subject in related Hot Topics:
Sen. Hillary Clinton



TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
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1 posted on 04/28/2003 10:55:37 AM PDT by kattracks
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To: kattracks
Just curious. Is anyone out there going to buy this? (For the record, I'm not.)
2 posted on 04/28/2003 10:58:36 AM PDT by NEWwoman
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To: NEWwoman
Is anyone out there going to buy this?

Yes, left-wing knotheads...

3 posted on 04/28/2003 11:00:19 AM PDT by quark
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To: kattracks
Talk about the Dixie Chicks being airbrushed!


4 posted on 04/28/2003 11:00:25 AM PDT by Paul Atreides
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To: NEWwoman
Could she have come up with a more egotistical title?
5 posted on 04/28/2003 11:01:07 AM PDT by Paul Atreides
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To: NEWwoman
I will be very gratified to see this "book" bomb. Won't it be a happy thing to see it way, way down on the Amazon list?
Not only will I never buy this book, I won't get it out at the library, I won't touch it, and if it is in front of me I will avert my eyes.
6 posted on 04/28/2003 11:01:54 AM PDT by First Amendment
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To: NEWwoman
I certainly won't.

And I'm cynical enough to think that they are pushing it out the week before the release of the long-awaited new Harry Potter book so that they can blame the poor showing on that.
7 posted on 04/28/2003 11:02:00 AM PDT by EllaMinnow (Desperately in search of a new tagline...)
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To: quark
I guess the same people who bought Michael Moore's book. And then she'll go on Oprah .... and will guaranteed a place on the NY Times Bestseller list for a long time. I hope she fall on her head and goes into a coma.
8 posted on 04/28/2003 11:02:55 AM PDT by Hildy
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To: NEWwoman
I might buy the tape to send to friends who in certain emergencies, might need to induce vomiting.

FMCDH

9 posted on 04/28/2003 11:03:32 AM PDT by nothingnew
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To: kattracks
This book will get a ton of free publicity from the clinton-kissing press. And no doubt will be pushed by the book clubs. I hope it sells like that book of algore's.

I have a feeling they may end up with 900,000 odd copies on the remainder shelves. I sure hope so. They paid the advance so Viacom could get regulatory favors, so Simon & Shuster will have no complaint coming if they lose their shirts on the book.
10 posted on 04/28/2003 11:03:35 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Paul Atreides

11 posted on 04/28/2003 11:04:02 AM PDT by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: kattracks
"she won't tell the seamy slimy stuff."

Is there anything BUT slime in her living history?????? Wonder how she got over 500 pages without any of this stuff in the book.

12 posted on 04/28/2003 11:04:22 AM PDT by BossLady (Propaganda.....melts in your mind.....not in your hand......)
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To: kattracks
More like, "Living His Story."
13 posted on 04/28/2003 11:04:39 AM PDT by martin_fierro (Mr. Avuncular)
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To: kattracks
they are never going to legimately sell all these books....I cannot imigaine anyone I know who would buy it, or even read it for free....
14 posted on 04/28/2003 11:05:26 AM PDT by The Wizard (Saddamocrats are enemies of America)
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To: kattracks
Haven't we all had just about enough of Clinton? Only if she admits the littany of Clinton conspiracies will I be interested in this book.
15 posted on 04/28/2003 11:05:38 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Paul Atreides
Could she have come up with a more egotistical title?

"Me"

16 posted on 04/28/2003 11:06:05 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (Bumperootus!)
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To: quark
Is anyone out there going to buy this?

Yes, left-wing knotheads...

In bulk.

17 posted on 04/28/2003 11:07:59 AM PDT by rockinonritalin
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To: kattracks
I fully expect to see these books on sale in a year at my local 99 cent store, right next to the one by the Menendez brothers...
18 posted on 04/28/2003 11:08:10 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Cicero
Dear ___________,

Enclosed, you will find a copy of my book, Living
History. I would like to present this to you as a gift
in appreciation for all the years of support you have
given me. Please make out your check, for $5,000 to
HillPAC.

Sincerely,
HRC

19 posted on 04/28/2003 11:08:35 AM PDT by Paul Atreides
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To: NEWwoman
Not a chance!
20 posted on 04/28/2003 11:08:35 AM PDT by caisson71
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To: kattracks
"Those who love her say she doesn't need the money and should give back her $2.whatever mil advance,"

That would be Chelsea and Sid Blumenthal.

21 posted on 04/28/2003 11:09:11 AM PDT by wayoverontheright
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To: redlipstick
And I'm cynical enough to think that they are pushing it out the week before the release of the long-awaited new Harry Potter book so that they can blame the poor showing on that.

Two books about witches in one week. Can't beat that with a broomstick.

22 posted on 04/28/2003 11:09:13 AM PDT by js1138
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To: Paul Atreides
someone pls post that beautiful college picture, that 60' college pic with the future rapist-in-the-whitehouse. -thanks-
23 posted on 04/28/2003 11:09:54 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: wayoverontheright
I was thinking more along the lines of Eleanor Clift and Satan.
24 posted on 04/28/2003 11:09:54 AM PDT by Paul Atreides
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To: NEWwoman
Just curious. Is anyone out there going to buy this? (For the record, I'm not.)

Her campaign will.

25 posted on 04/28/2003 11:11:07 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If You're Not A Part Of The Solution, There's Good Money To Be Made In Prolonging The Problem.)
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To: pram
I don't think this book will be the best seller that they claim it will be because it is not giving any salacious details that the public really wants to know! That explains the cover picture. If they have a really interesting (and may I say totally unrealistic) picture of Hillary on the cover that might make more people pick it up to buy it because now that the word is out that she is not doing a tell-all book people will tend to ignore it.
26 posted on 04/28/2003 11:11:59 AM PDT by areafiftyone (The U.N. needs a good Flush!)
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To: kattracks
>with an audio version read by Hillary herself planned for release the same day.

I would rather listen to a recording of fingernails going over a blackboard or the soothing sound of a dentist's drill being rev'ed up.

27 posted on 04/28/2003 11:12:11 AM PDT by Dialup Llama
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To: kattracks
'LYING HISTORY'

I'm not buying it or looking at. There are better fiction novels out there to read.

28 posted on 04/28/2003 11:12:32 AM PDT by LADY J
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Chapter 17: "Clinton, the Early Years"


29 posted on 04/28/2003 11:12:38 AM PDT by george wythe
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To: ErnBatavia
>Could she have come up with a more egotistical title?

She could have named it "My Struggle" but that title was already taken.

30 posted on 04/28/2003 11:13:16 AM PDT by Dialup Llama
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To: TexasCajun

31 posted on 04/28/2003 11:13:41 AM PDT by Paul Atreides
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To: kattracks

"Lying History"


32 posted on 04/28/2003 11:13:51 AM PDT by WOSG (All Hail The Free Republic of Iraq! God Bless our Troops!)
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To: spodefly
man are you quick on photoshop.

33 posted on 04/28/2003 11:14:45 AM PDT by WOSG (All Hail The Free Republic of Iraq! God Bless our Troops!)
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To: Paul Atreides

they used and abused photoshop!
but the book will show some sales then will go downhill.

34 posted on 04/28/2003 11:15:08 AM PDT by green team 1999
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To: js1138
>>And I'm cynical enough to think that they are pushing it out the week before the release of the long-awaited new Harry Potter book so that they can blame the poor showing on that.

>Two books about witches in one week. Can't beat that with a broomstick.

One book is a fictional story. The other is about a kid riding a broomstick.

35 posted on 04/28/2003 11:15:28 AM PDT by Dialup Llama
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To: martin_fierro
That's very clever...
36 posted on 04/28/2003 11:15:44 AM PDT by Hildy
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To: BossLady
"she won't tell the seamy slimy stuff."

She could leave out the "seamy stuff" and just tell the truth, but, alas, who expected that.

37 posted on 04/28/2003 11:16:01 AM PDT by Howlin (The Trojan Horse was a "gift," wasn't it?)
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To: areafiftyone
Add to it the fact that, contrary to Ms. Rodham and NYC liberals, people can go entire spans of time without once thinking about her. Her legendary status doesn't extend farther than the liberal elite of NYC.
38 posted on 04/28/2003 11:16:14 AM PDT by Paul Atreides
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To: pram
the book will end up in the two dollar section specials.
39 posted on 04/28/2003 11:18:34 AM PDT by green team 1999
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To: Dialup Llama

40 posted on 04/28/2003 11:18:37 AM PDT by Paul Atreides
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To: spodefly
AAAAaaaaaaa!!!!!! MY eyes! My eyes!
41 posted on 04/28/2003 11:18:47 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Crom!)
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To: BossLady
Big fonts, lots of pictures, blank page inbetween chapters. There's lots of ways to grow a book.
42 posted on 04/28/2003 11:19:07 AM PDT by discostu (A cow don't make ham)
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To: kattracks
"Rumors have swirled since Clinton inked her deal for an $8 million advance that she figured her marriage to Bill would be over by publication date - and that dishing more dirt could only generate more sympathy and give her ambitions for higher office a boost. "

Must have been rumors among stupid libs. Any conservative could have told them that there will never be a divorce because there's too much dirt they have on each other.
43 posted on 04/28/2003 11:19:56 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Crom!)
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To: NEWwoman
Is anyone out there going to buy this?

From my cold, dead hands...

44 posted on 04/28/2003 11:20:15 AM PDT by Studebaker Hawk (GUNS: more than I need; less than I want)
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To: Paul Atreides
We all live history. Just some of us remember the reality from the fake Camelot wannabes.
(Actually, how sad is it that grifters wanted to try to emulate what was a con job in the first place?)

Heard part of Limbaugh today. I think he said something about "print run a first for a non-fiction book", which again,
anybody can write a non-fiction book. But what is a book that
claims fantasy as reality called?

Besides, she said she could remember anything...

45 posted on 04/28/2003 11:20:58 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: NEWwoman
Our county library will probably buy a hundred copies. I won't read them , but some one will, and it won't matter if no one does.
46 posted on 04/28/2003 11:21:07 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your enemy, and Bush is no conservative)
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To: spodefly
Lovely eyebags on an evil face.

Great job!

47 posted on 04/28/2003 11:21:09 AM PDT by george wythe
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To: Paul Atreides
Yup people in NYC or other large cities may buy the book but when I go to the book store the books written by democreeps are usually just sitting there while I have a hard time finding books written by conservatives. They are usually sold out! oooooh I just thought of something - I wonder if she will be doing any book signings? Should be fun for Freeping if she does.
48 posted on 04/28/2003 11:21:50 AM PDT by areafiftyone (The U.N. needs a good Flush!)
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To: kattracks
How many trees must die for this endeavor?
49 posted on 04/28/2003 11:22:01 AM PDT by Mark (Treason doeth never prosper, for if it prosper, NONE DARE CALL IT TREASON.)
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To: NEWwoman
Just curious. Is anyone out there going to buy this? (For the record, I'm not.)

Her campaign's election/war chest will. They need to keep this book 'propped up' on the best seller's list. Then her campaign will be enabled, ad nauseam, to regale the populace how this country is interested in all things Hillary.


50 posted on 04/28/2003 11:23:10 AM PDT by Stand Watch Listen
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