There's been tons of publicity around Lena Dunham's and Amy Poehler's new books, so it's no surprise that sales wise, the lady memoirs race is pretty even.
Dunham's Not That Kind of Girl retraces her awkward upbringing via disturbing recollections like this. Meanwhile in Yes Please, we learned that Poehler has the "Angelina Jolie of vaginas" and that she once dated John Stamos. The Hollywood Reporter broke down the first-week sales of both books, writing:
Each garnered a big advance (an eye-popping $3.7 million for Dunham, low seven figures for Poehler) and huge amounts of publicity. The result? A virtual tie. Dunham sold 38,000 copies during the first week after her book's Sept. 30 release, and Poehler moved 37,000 copies after her book's Oct. 28 release, according to Nielsen BookScan.
Has anyone read both? For comparison, Tina Fey's Bossypants, released in 2011, sold 38,000 in its first week and went on to sell 2.5 million copies.
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