March 20, 2012
GIVE THE GUY A BREAK: David Corn Has Showdown in Barnes & Noble.
He was spotted in the Barnes & Noble at Union Station throwing a fit because his new book — his fifth — fitting[ly] called Showdown: The Inside Story of How Obama Fought Back Against Boehner, Cantor, and the Tea Party out today didn’t have its own display. He was overheard yelling at the manager that “every paper in America” was going to be talking about his book today and yet nobody could find it there.
The manager explained that corporate tells him what books get displays and that the order did not call for that. Corn maintained that the bookstore wasn’t well run and stormed out in a huff.
I agree that Corn is generally an amiable guy, but you have to remember that being an author with a book just out is sort of like giving birth. And nobody would blame a pregnant woman for screaming if the delivery were being botched. But Corn denies screaming, and his book is now in the window. Anyway, as a consolation prize, I’ve linked it above.