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Clinton book draws crowds, but not here

Bill Clinton signs his new book in New York, where crowds were large. (A.P. photo) Bill Clinton signs his new book in New York, where crowds were large. (A.P. photo)
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June 22, 2004

Albany-- Critics aren't raving about it, but Bill Clinton's autobiography My Life is already a best seller.

Lines at bookstores in some cities were hours long just to get a copy of the book, but the response was very different in South Georgia. There were no lines at the Waldenbooks in the Albany Mall to get a copy of Clinton's book. Still, several dozen copies were on reserve.

Bookstore employees say there has been curiosity about the book, they expect sales to be strong this weekend.

"We have had a lot of calls making sure that we have it," said Waldenbooks Manager Joyce Luke. "It's doing pretty good, like I said, I think they are buying it out of curiosity, which is most of the time."

The mania over My Life has been compared to that of the Harry Potter series, but book store employees say that is not the case in Albany. In anticipation of sales for Clinton's book, the store opened fifteen minutes early.

For the last Harry Potter book, Waldenbooks opened up four hours before their usual time.

posted at 4:30PM by dave.miller@walb.com

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