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'What Happened'? Clinton memoir sold 300,000 copies in first week

The new memoir by former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton sold 300,000 copies in its first week.

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The new memoir by former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton sold 300,000 copies in its first week.

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Despite being met with decidedly mixed reviews, What Happened, Hillary Clinton's new memoir about the 2016 presidential campaign, sold a whopping 300,000 copies in its first week.

According to publisher Simon & Schuster, the former presidential candidate's book sold 167,000 hardback copies, with the remaining 133,000 copies divided between audiobooks and e-books.The book, released Sept. 12, is currently the No. 1 seller on Amazon.com.

The first-week sales number for What Happened is the highest for a nonfiction book since former Navy SEAL Mark Owen's No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden sold 250,000 copies in its first week in 2012.

Simon & Schuster also published President Donald Trump's most recent book, Crippled America: How to Make America Great Again. It was released in November 2015 and sold about 200,000 copies in its first four months.

On Monday, Clinton kicked off a book tour for What Happened and her new children's version of her 1996 book, It Takes a Village. The tour will run through mid-December, with stops across the United States.

[Last modified: Thursday, September 21, 2017 3:42pm]

    

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