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Clinton’s Political Memoirs Just the Latest

Posted June 4, 2003 at 5:50pm

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s (D-N.Y.) memoir, “Living History,” scheduled to be released Monday, is creating a buzz nationally and right here on the Hill. With a first run of about 1 million copies and leaked details about her reaction to the Monica Lewinsky affair, the book could be a blockbuster in the publishing world. Her 1996 book, “It Takes a Village,” spent 20 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List, three of those at No. 1. But not all political tomes have done as well.

Sen. Jim Jeffords (I-Vt.)

“An Independent Man: Adventures of a Public Servant”
Simon & Schuster, 2003; 336 pages
Did not appear on New York Times Bestseller List

Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.)

“An Amazing Adventure: Joe and Hadassah’s Personal Notes on the 2000 Campaign”
Simon & Schuster, 2003; 288 pages
Did not appear on New York Times Bestseller List

Former Sen. Bob Kerrey (D-Neb.)

“When I Was a Young Man: A Memoir”
Harcourt, 2002; 352 pages
One week on New York Times Bestseller List at No. 15

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.)

“Worth the Fighting For: A Memoir”
Random House, 2002; 396 pages
One week on New York Times Bestseller List at No. 12;
sold more than 125,00 copies in 2002

George Stephanopoulos

“All Too Human:A Political Education”
Little, Brown & Co., 1999; 456 pages
Six weeks on New York Times Bestseller List, peaking at No. 4;
sold more than 606,000 copies in 1999

Former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.)

“Lessons Learned the Hard Way: A Personal Report”
HarperCollins, 1998; 224 pages
One week on New York Times Bestseller List at No. 15

Former Sen. Bill Bradley (D-N.J.)

“Time Present, Time Past: A Memoir”
Alfred A. Knopf, 1996; 480 pages
Eight weeks on New York Times Bestseller List, debuting at No. 12

Secretary of State Colin Powell and Joseph E. Perisco

“My American Journey: An Autobiography”
Random House, 1995; 656 pages
Twenty weeks on New York Times Bestseller List, eight weeks at No. 1;
sold more than 1.5 million copies in 1995

Former Vice President Al Gore

“Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit”
Houghton Mifflin, 1992; 408 pages
28 weeks on New York Times Bestseller List, debuting at No. 13

Former First Lady Nancy Reagan and William Novak

“My Turn: The Memoirs of Nancy Reagan”
Random House, 1989; 432 pages
Fourteen weeks on New York Times Bestseller List, four weeks at No. 1

— Sarah Bouchard