Tuesday, February 07, 2017
A Running List of Good Books That Are Selling More Copies Because of Trump
February 6, 2017 By Emily Temple
Last week, Donald Trump was roundly mocked after taking a break from congratulating himself during his remarks about Black History Month to note: “Frederick Douglass is an example of somebody who’s done an amazing job and is being recognized more and more, I noticed.” Does Trump know that Frederick Douglass is dead? wondered current and former fifth-graders across America. Does he even know who he was? But every idiot has a silver lining: Broadly has reported that sales of the Yale University Press edition of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave have gone up since Trump’s comment—and this uptick in sales is only the latest in a series of national Trump-fueled book-sales increases. Moving forward, as a public service shopping list, we will keep this space as a running list of all the good books whose sales rise because of Trump’s unintentional (read: they won’t be his “own” books, or books about him) shilling, via his stupidity, ignorance, terrifying policies, and otherwise. See the current list below.