Rielle Hunter’s book tour about affair with John Edwards comes to abrupt end with pathetic sales

It was billed to be an explosive tell-all about what ‘really happened’ during the affair that ended a marriage and the dreams of the man who was being pipped to be the next U.S. president.

But after all the hype, it seems not that many people really wanted to hear Rielle Hunter’s side of the story, as the book about her relationship with former senator John Edwards has sold just 6,000 copies.

Due to poor sales, Hunter seems to have dropped under the radar and scheduled no additional tour dates despite an initial media blitz.


Boookscan told the New York Post that ‘What Really Happened: John Edwards, Our Daughter And Me’ sold enough copies to make it onto the New York Times best-seller list but ‘not big enough to make the major houses sorry’ for not choosing it.

New York publishers had said they were not interested in Hunter’s book, citing her negative image, so it was instead released through Dallas-based boutique publisher BenBella Books – who reportedly only gave her a small cash advance.

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