Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s book, “Ship of Fools: How a Selfish Ruling Class Is Bringing America to the Brink of Revolution,” has vaulted to No. 1 on the New York Times best-seller list, unseating Bob Woodward’s “Fear: Trump in the White House” after four weeks in the top spot.
A huge THANK YOU to all of the viewers and fans who bought my new book #ShipOfFools. Because of you, I just found out that it’s #1 on the @nytimes best sellers list. Thank you all very much. @foxnews pic.twitter.com/sPGgFUSckG
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) October 10, 2018
The Hill reports,
Woodward being toppled from the top spot is notable, as it was Barnes & Nobel’s fastest-selling book in over three years. On its release day of Sept. 11, for example, it sold more than one copy per second.
Carlson took to Twitter to thank readers for the success of the book.
“A huge THANK YOU to all of the viewers and fans who bought my new book #ShipOfFools,” Carlson wrote. “Because of you, I just found out that it’s #1 on the @nytimes best sellers list. Thank you all very much.”
He reiterated the same sentiment on his show not long thereafter.
Carlson, a one-time CNN and MSNBC host, has been one of Fox’s biggest successes in the post-Roger Ailes era.
Carlson consistently finishes in the top 3 from a ratings perspective in the cable news race along with Fox’s Sean Hannity and MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow. In the third quarter of this year, Carlson averaged 2.78 million viewers.
Barnes & Noble reported earlier this week that political book sales have skyrocketed in 2018, showing a 57 percent increase from a year earlier.
The top three books from a sales perspective in 2018 are those highly critical of President Trump: Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” which was released in January, former FBI Director James Comey‘s “A Higher Loyalty:Truth, Lies, and Leadership,” which came out in April, and Woodward’s “Fear.”