The book ‘A Brief History of Time’ written by Professor Stephen Hawking has sold over 10 million copies worldwide since it was published back in 1988 (26 years ago). It has been dubbed as “masterful” by The Wall Street Journal and was on the London Sunday Times best-seller list for more than 5 years.
Nevertheless, pop album ‘The Fame’ by Lady Gaga has sold around 15 million copies in just 5 years… and even worse, erotic romance novel by British author E.L. James, ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ has sold over 90 million copies and has been translated into 52 languages. And that’s even before it becomes a Hollywood feature film! (to be released in 2015).
Now you know you live in a fucked-up world, uh?
January 21st, 2013.