They walk among us.
So the hottest book on the market now is Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury” Inside the Trump White House.”
You would think there’s be no forgetting that author name or that title, given how much attention it has been getting.
It’s a little harder for some folks. Details, and all.
Apparently, there’s a 10 year old book with a similar title, but having nothing to do with Donald Trump, that some eager readers became confused about, and ordered it, instead of the Wolff book, driving the decade-old book close to the top of the best sellers list.
Randall Hansen’s “Fire and Fury: The Allied Bombing of Germany, 1942-1945” shot up close to the top of three of the website’s bestseller categories after the publication of Wolff’s book last week, The Guardian reported.
I get it. The first 3 words were the same, and that happens with books.
Here comes another shameless plug – My book, “But God: Seeking Our Father, Unafraid” is one of about a bazillion books that begins with “But God.” I didn’t know it until after my book was published.
But seriously, the cover, the author name, nothing should have led any to believe Hansen’s book was the book on the Trump White House.
Hansen is a Canadian professor. Upon hearing that there were people dumb enough to confuse the two. His book gives civilian accounts of the Allied bombing of Nazi Germany during World War II.
Wolff’s book gives inside accounts of the MAGA bombing of America.
“It amused me. Part of me thought: can people really be that dumb to be confusing these books?” he said.
Some of the reviews of those who bought the book by mistake. Some apparently even read it, before realizing it wasn’t a book about Trump (I get how they could have thought these were actual details about the Trump administration).
“I had a couple of bitter comments,” Hansen told The Guardian. “There was one tweet, he came forward and said, ‘I bought this book by accident and there’s no way I’m reading it,’ in kind of this accusatory tone. I thought, well, it’s not quite my fault, mate.”
Hey, after they buy it, they can bury it in their backyard or use it as a coaster. Who cares?
“I DON’T SEE ANYTHING ABOUT PRESIDENT TRUMP! I DON’T KNOW WHY THE DEMOCRATS ARE SO HAPPY WITH THIS BOOK AND MAKEINIG A BIG DEAL OF THIS,” one review said.
“HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH BLUMPF !!! SCAM !!!” another read, according to The Post.
These people vote and breed.
Hansen, for his part, says he hopes they at least find some relevant message in the book, regarding war and the consequences. It’s obvious he’s no Trump fan, however.
“And we’re talking about that at a moment when we have this warmongering, unstable, deranged demagogue in the White House,” he said. “So that coincidence actually makes me happier than the sales.”
Wolff’s version of “Fire and Fury” is now the fastest selling book in publisher Henry Holt’s history.