Selena Roberts < James Frey

Couldn’t happen to a nicer book:

Remember that tell-all book about A-Rod? Just a month after making headlines with its allegations that the New York Yankees star likely used steroids as far back as high school, Selena Roberts’ “A-Rod: The Many Lives of Alex Rodriguez” has vanished from best seller lists.

Published in early May by HarperCollins with an announced first printing of 150,000, “A-Rod” has sold just 16,000 copies so far, according to Nielsen BookScan, which tracks about 75 percent of industry sales. The book sold 11,000 in its first week, then quickly faded.

Best part is a blurb from the article noting that James Frey’s “A Million Little Pieces” is currently outselling Roberts’ book. That means that Roberts isn’t even heading the lists in the lucrative Unsubstantiated Baloney genre.

Tough break, kid.


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Michael
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Michael

Most people didn’t need her flash-in-the-pan shallow “journalism” to get an opinion on A-Rod, and he’s hardly worth reading about altogether.

Pick up a Neyer book and learn how the pro’s do it, Selena.

MooseinOhio
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MooseinOhio

When I head into Barnes & Noble – where should I look for the “lucrative Unsubstantiated Baloney genre” section – is it near the ‘Waste your money Self-Help’ section or up front by all the clearance books?

Matt
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Matt

Hearing this made my day. Thanks Craig.

Alex
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Alex

now if we can only get ESPN and MLB Network to apoligize for the hours of free advertising they gave for that piece of tripe.

Slugger O'Toole
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Slugger O'Toole

What do expect from a “fringe writer” like Roberts? LOL

Jason @ IIATMS
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Jason @ IIATMS

schadenfreude.  (hope I spelled that one correctly)

TLA
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TLA

May Roberts and her “career” fade with equal speed and efficiency.

Mark
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Mark

And all 11,000 copies that first week were purchases by bloggers looking to debunk it.

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