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Nobody Wants to Read About Bernie Madoff’s Steamy Affair

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Posted on Sep 3, 2009
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Weinstein’s “Secret” isn’t making book lovers reach for their wallets.

Disgraced former Wall Street baron Bernard Madoff might have made millions swindling others for profit during his heyday, but he doesn’t seem to have made much of a literary cottage industry for writers presumably looking to cash in on his downfall. Not even the “I-was-Bernie’s-mistress” angle is tempting book buyers at this point. Once again, Madoff just can’t share the wealth.  —KA

AP via Gawker:

According to Nielsen BookScan, neither a much-discussed tell-all by alleged ex-mistress Sheryl Weinstein nor a recent wave of biographies about the imprisoned financier have caught on with the public.

Weinstein’s “Madoff’s Other Secret,” a tabloid favourite published last month by St. Martin’s Press, has sold just 2,000 copies. As of Wednesday night, it ranked No. 3,506 on Amazon.com.

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By DBM, September 6, 2009 at 12:10 am Link to this comment

Madoff’s business practices were disgusting enough.

The very existence of, let alone mention of, a Madoff love life is just entirely unnecessary.

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By CaptRon, September 5, 2009 at 10:36 am Link to this comment

Just an observation—doesn’t she have a resemblance to Linda Tripp of Monica Lewinsky fame. Maybe with the same pursuit, afterall Bernie wasn’t really looker now was he? Thinking also that as a lover & confidante of secrets, might she be in line for conspiracy charges or withholding evidence of some sort. If you cheat on one’s wife, might you cheat on income for tax purposes in way of gift. Insider trading ring a bell? Just having fun, but book money could be used to pay back victim’s pensions…..just saying.

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