Republicans compete to become bestseller
November 21 will see the publication of the new book 'MTG' by Georgia's most-outspoken and controversial Republican - Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor-Greene - who first announced her "tell all book" in September of this year.
The book has received mixed reviews from journalists and commentators-alike, with figures like the outspoken Trump-superfan and journalist - Laura Loomer - claiming:
“...her book is trash – they both belong in a dumpster”
In spite of early criticism, it would seem that Georgia's Taylor-Greene is determined to make some money for herself by sharing an unrestrained account of her political life. There have even been suggestions that she thinks that the publication of her 'warts-and-all' biography will secure her position as running mate to the one-term former president Donald Trump.
Perhaps unsurprising then given MTG's high-hopes, it was announced on November 19 that another controversial and divisive figure on the far-right fringes of American politics - the acquitted shooter Kyle Rittenhouse - is also jumping on the book publishing bandwagon.
It seems likely that Rittenhouse is motivated by the chance to raise some money as he continues to try to cement his position as a figure of relevance amongst MAGA Republicans. Alternatively, the money raised from his own publishing endeavor may also be destined for funding his defense in one of the legal challenges progressing against him.
MTG and Rittenhouse - close allies?
The realistic chances of books written and published by Marjorie Taylor-Greene and Kyle Rittenhouse battling for the top spot in bestseller lists may be minimal given the 'niche' audience who may be interested in hearing their opinions, but it could alter the dynamic between them nonetheless.
MTG has previously been a keen advocate for Rittenhouse who was controversially acquitted by a Judge who ruled he had shot two protesters in Wisconsin in self-defense, after roaming around in the midst of a riot while carrying a semi-automatic rifle. In late 2022, she appealed to her Twitter followers to donate to Rittenhouse's defense fund when he was being sued following his acquittal.
In the aftermath of the court's verdict, she also introduced a bill to award the acquitted shooter a Congressional Gold Medal - congresses highest honor. Common sense prevailed however, and the bill didn't advance.
Who will sell more copies?
Rittenhouse had previously appealed for MTG's personal Twitter account to be reinstated after the Georgia Republican was banned for spreading misinformation and hateful remarks by the previous owners of the social media platform. It would seem then that the pair have previously been friends, but this friendship could be tested as they compete for book sales.
While Rittenhouse's book appears to only be available on pre-release, MTG's has been reviewed by journalists already. There have been suggestions that the book expresses the same sentiments and makes the same digs and attacks at many of her foes that she feuds with on social media. It remains to be seen whether there will be any spicy new content revealed.
As far as which book will do better in number of sales, that is anyone's guess!
Do you have any interest in reading the new book 'MTG' written by Georgia's Marjorie Taylor-Greene? How about the new book by Kyle Rittenhouse? Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below.