Thursday, August 28, 2003

Matt Drudge beat me to this, but yes, Al Franken Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them is the #1 nonfiction hardcover on the new New York Times bestseller list (which should be posted on the Times Web site this weekend and will appear in the paper itself the following Sunday).

What's impressive is that the list covers sales in the week ending Saturday, August 23, but Lies didn't go on sale until Friday, August 22 -- its two-day sales beat every other book's seven-day sales.

Also new on the list are Joe Conason's Big Lies (at #11) and Jim Hightower's Thieves in High Places (at #13).

Maybe Random House and Penguin ought to start thinking about left-wing publishing imprints to go with their new right-wing imprints.

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