Perhaps! Two weeks after her book Troublemaker was released, Nielsen Bookscan tells me that it has sold -- drum roll -- 2000 copies. For context, Newt Gingrich's latest book A Nation Like No Other has sold 5000 copies. This is better than I expected for O'Donnell, although when you consider that she made the rounds of the morning shows and had a ridiculously over-hyped interview with Piers Morgan, 2000 is pretty wan.
Meanwhile, Danny Yadron reports that O'Donnell has been disinvited to... eh I'm bored already.
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