BY BUDDY NEVINS
U. S. Sen Marco Rubio auto-biography, An American Son, hit the latest New York Times Best Seller list at 10 for non-fiction hardcover books.
Winning a place on The New York Times list is a major achievement for the Florida Republican from West Miami. The paper prints the most influential best seller list in America. Only a fraction of the thousands of books published annually ever make the list, which is based on sales.
The list, released Friday, will be printed in the New York Times Book Review dated July 8.
Earlier in the week he squeezed into the USAToday Best Seller list – at 93 out of 100.
But the USA Today list released Thursday groups all books – fiction and non-fiction, paperback and hardcover —together so it is harder to climb.
Rubio was 46 on the Amazon best seller list in mid-week, having been as high as 15 shortly after the book was released last week. He was 27 on the Barnes & Nobel list.
The junior senator, who has been talked about for vice president, has been on a barn-storming book tour which includes numerous national TV appearances.
He is scheduled at Fort lauderdale’s Barnes & Nobels on Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
Rubio, 41, says the proceeds of the book will go, in part, to pay off the last of his student loans.
By the way, the book is a great read. I recommend it.