Friday, May 11, 2007

An Odd Item For Your Information

I was reading about some new books on women's issues when I came across this little tidbit of information:

Caitlin Flanagan's 2006 "To Hell With All That: Loving and Loathing Our Inner Housewife," has sold 9,000 copies in the past year, according to Neilsen BookScan in White Plains, N.Y., which calculates weekly sales data for the book industry.

Now, the low sales numbers may be par for the field. But I remember Flanagan being on all the important television shows flogging her book. She got enormous amounts of publicity. Enormous.

Perhaps I should cancel my book-writing plans. If someone beloved by the patriarchy can't make it...