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If you’re trying to sell a book these days, breaking through the frenetic news environment has never been more difficult.

Unless you’re writing about the 2016 election.

A series of recent campaign books have enjoyed monster debuts, demonstrating a voracious reader appetite for behind-the-scenes looks at one of the most surprising elections in history.

Readers are gobbling up 2016 election memoirs.

The book that had the greatest influence on my writing:

Maybe CS Lewis’s Narnia books, because I wanted to read them again and again and because writing begins with that kind of reading.

Interesting interview with Franzen about his reading life.

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A woman checked out a book called How to Win a Local Election. And she did. Listen to Annotated on Apple Podcasts or Google Play to hear her story.