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Kimmel: Marjorie Taylor Greene’s book her ‘dumbest idea yet’ as sales lag

By Jake Beardslee · November 27, 2023

In brief…

  • Marjorie Taylor Greene's memoir "MTG" is underperforming one week after release
  • The book ranks #9,735 in Amazon sales, with just 8 reviews and 2/5 stars
  • It lags far behind Senator Ted Cruz's book "Unwoke" in Amazon rankings
  • Critics call Greene's book "garbage," "boring," "filled with lies"
  • Late night host Jimmy Kimmel slammed "MTG" as Greene's "dumbest idea yet"
Marjorie Taylor Greene's controversial memoir is floundering in Amazon sales and scathing reviews one week after its release, drastically underperforming Republican Senator Ted Cruz's competing ideological book.  Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America

Marjorie Taylor Greene’s recently released memoir “MTG” is struggling to gain traction nearly one week after hitting shelves, lagging far behind Republican Senator Ted Cruz’s book “Unwoke” in Amazon’s rankings.

The controversial Georgia Republican’s book, released on November 21st, currently ranks #9,735 among Amazon’s overall bestselling books. It has earned just eight customer reviews so far, with an average rating of two out of five stars. One unhappy reader who “voted for [Greene] 2 times” called the book “garbage,” while another said it was “far from any reality and full of imaginations.”

Critics on Amazon slammed “MTG” as “boring,” “filled with lies,” and having “nothing to do with Magic: The Gathering”—a reference to the popular card game sharing Greene’s initials.

By comparison, Senator Cruz’s political commentary book “Unwoke,” released November 7th, holds strong at #1,023 in overall sales and #6 in Amazon’s political commentary category. Cruz’s book also received better reviews overall, with a 4.3 out of 5 star average rating.

In “MTG,” Greene promised to share “inside stories about the Swamp,” discuss the January 6th Capitol attack, and explain her promotion of conspiracy theories.

Late night host Jimmy Kimmel lambasted the book as Greene’s “dumbest idea yet,” while former President Donald Trump promoted “MTG” on his Truth Social platform.

But one week post-release, Greene’s literary debut seems to lack the commercial success of Cruz’s ideological manifesto. We’ll see if “MTG” can turn around its rocky start as the critical holiday shopping season continues.