Up In Smoke? Despite A Huge Promotional Tour, Hunter Biden’s Book Managed To Only Sell 10,000 Or So Copies In Week One.

FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2012, file photo, Hunter Biden waits for the start of the his father's, Vice President Joe Biden's, debate at Centre College in Danville, Ky. In 2014, then-Vice President Joe Biden was at the forefront of American diplomatic efforts to support Ukraine's fragile democratic government as it sought to fend off Russian aggression and root out corruption. So it raised eyebrows when Biden's son Hunter was hired by a Ukrainian gas company. President Donald Trump prodded Ukraine's president to help him investigate any corruption related to Joe Biden, now one of the top Democrats seeking to defeat Trump in 2020. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Generally speaking, when an author with a famous name receives unlimited national promotion from a fawning press corps spoon-feeding friendly questions, it results in big book sales. 

Hunter Biden must be an outlier. Either that, or the American public is not rushing to spend $30 to read about someone who smoked crack every 15 minutes.”

“Beautiful Things: A Memoir,” sold a total of 10,638 copies in the first week of sales. 

On top of revealing his addiction to smoking crack cocaine, Biden talked in the book that he would also smoke parmesan cheese, because it remotely resembled the texture of crack. 

Biden was able to appear on Jimmy Kimmel’s show, along with multiple appearances on CNN, and across a multitude of CBS platforms. 

CNN’s Brian Stelter called the book “extraordinary” and also “breathtaking.”

Newsweek reported some very good news for Hunter however.  According to the news outlet that used to be a magazine, Beautiful Things topped the list of best sellers in he “Chinese Biographies” category of Amazon. 

Later, Newsweek updated the story and said Amazon told them Biden’s inclusion in not only the number one spot, it was also the number five top-ranked Chinese biography. 

Before you say to yourself, “gee, a whole lot of Chinese people seemed to really enjoy Hunter Biden’s biography,” Amazon corrected Newsweek, and said it was a mistake, and Biden’s bio is not one of the top Chinese biographies this week, or any week. 

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