Mark Twain On Top at Amazon

Autobiography of Mark Twain coverThe Autobiography of Mark Twain rose to the top of Amazon’s bestsellers list last weekend, and hit #3 on barnesandnoble.com, prompting responses around the web from bloggers who feel Twain is very much at home in the internet age.

Gawker asked, “Was Mark Twain the ‘World’s First Blogger’?” and provided a list of pros and cons to examine the case. Entertainment Weekly‘s Shelf Life blog was “tickled to see Twain’s book at No. 1, where it’s edging out the new Rick Riordan novel and the latest entry in the Wimpy Kid series.” And Mark Twain shared a headline with none other than Angelina Jolie at the Hollywood Reporter online: “Angelina Jolie’s Bosnian Film Permit Reissued by Authorities. Plus: Mark Twain tops Amazon.com pre-order list 100 years after his death.”

Twain’s big weekend also included stories from CBS Sunday Morning, the Christian Science Monitor, the Wall Street Journal, and FishbowlLA.

The autobiography officially goes on sale November 15, but you can pre-order it at UCPress.edu, Amazon, Powell’s, or IndieBound.

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