Book battle: Bush vs. Bieber
One is a former president of the United States, a man who served in the nation’s highest office for eight years, saw the country through a devastating terrorist attack, and launched wars that are still with us.
The other is a teen idol, a singing superstar whose debut album has gone platinum and who at age 16, apparently, has his life story to tell.
Both of these cultural icons have autobiographies coming out in the fall. George W. Bush will release “Decision Points” in November, while Justin Bieber gives the world “Justin Bieber: First Step 2 Forever” in October.
The important question to address, at least according to Predicto.com, a vote-by-text poll site, is which book will sell better out of the gate?
Predicto.com asked its subscribers: “Is Justin Bieber's upcoming memoir going to have better first-week sales than George W. Bush's this fall?”
The votes came in: 1348 of them, at last count, and the answer, not surprisingly perhaps given the likely audience for the polling site, is yes by a landslide -- Justin Bieber will outsell George Bush in the first week each author’s book hits the market. The score: Yes, 81 percent; no, 19 percent.
Voters can leave a comment explaining their vote. This one, from a Yes voter, pretty much explains how Bieber trounced Bush: “he is so much cuter and a better dancer.”
Steven E. Levingston
August 3, 2010; 2:28 PM ET
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