Nobody Wants to Read About Bernie Madoff’s Steamy Affair
Posted on Sep 3, 2009
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.
Weinstein’s “Secret” isn’t making book lovers reach for their wallets.