Author Edward Klein Battles Hillary Clinton In Book Sales
Author Ed Klein’s book on the alleged feud between the Clintons and the Obamas has been called “factually suspect” by critics, but that hasn’t hurt sales. INSIDE EDITION has the latest from Klein.
It was a battle-of-the-books and Hillary Clinton could not keep her lead!
Her memoir, Hard Choices, was bumped from number one on the New York Times bestseller list by Blood Feud, a sensational expose that claims the Clintons and the Obamas despise each other.
"The book was a bore," said journalist Edward Klein of Clinton's book. "It was a dull read. She didn't tell the truth."
Klein is the author of Blood Feud. He has been a thorn in the side of the Clintons and the Obamas for years.
"Your book is outselling Hillary Clinton's," said INSIDE EDITION's Les Trent. "What's your reaction to that?"
"It's the dream of every author to be number one," said Klein.
The book has been called "implausible" and "factually suspect" by critics, but that sure hasn't hurt sales.
Klein came under fire for quotes like Bill Clinton as saying, "I hate that man Obama more than any man I've ever met, more than any man who ever lived."
The author writes that behind closed doors Michelle Obama dubbed Hillary Clinton the "Hildebeast."
"Why do you think it's number one?" asked Trent. "Who do you think is buying it?"
"Well, I don't really know who's buying my book, but according to The New York Times, it's such a suspenseful, Shakespearean read, that liberals are reading it as well as conservatives," said Klein.
There are other sensational claims made by Klein, including one incident where things actually got physical! "Hillary jabbed Obama's chest with her finger to make a point... He was more amazed than angry about the impulsive attack," reads Klein's book.
"How would I know that she jabbed him in the chest?" asked Klein. "I know because he told Michelle, who told her friends, who told me."
Klein is the former former editor of The New York Times' Sunday Magazine, but despite that prestigious background, a previous book he wrote about Hillary Clinton came under heavy fire, with the Boston Globe calling him "An author devoid of credibility."
Senior political reporter at Slate.com, Dave Weigel, told INSIDE EDITION, "He reports on conversations that he couldn't have possibly witnessed, and that no one was in the room to leak to him. So it's seen really as pure fiction by most people who cover politics."
The White House hasn't commented on the book, but a but a spokesman for Hillary Clinton blasted Klein, telling INSIDE EDITION, "If at first you don't succeed, lie, lie again."
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