For years, Meghan McCain had a high-profile job on The View. She earned plenty of notoriety, but that was for all the wrong reasons. The daughter of John McCain was rude, crass, and the picture of entitlement.
McCain left the show in July of 2021. Since then, she has worked as a columnist for the Daily Mail. And she also spent time writing a book. The book, Bad Republican, has been a complete and total failure.
McCain’s book, widely available in bookstores and online, has sold less than 300 copies according to the Washington Examiner. There is certainly an appetite for political titles in the time of Trump. Books by Mary Trump, Bob Woodward, John Bolton, and Donald Trump Jr. all sold more than a million copies.
My tweet about Meghan McCain's book officially has more likes than the amount of people who bought it.
— chris evans (@notcapnamerica) May 6, 2022
A synopsis for McCain’s memoir reads:
“She tells of growing up the daughter of an American icon who shaped her life and details the heartbreaking final moments spent by his side. She recalls her (mis)adventures on the New York dating scene and brings us up to speed on meeting her now-husband. We hear her views on cancel culture and internet trolls as well as life backstage as the sole Republican at America’s most-watched daytime talk show—and why she decided to leave.
Unsparingly honest, deeply relatable, and highly entertaining, Bad Republican is as personal as a story gets. It’s a memoir imbued with an unmistakable maverick spirit.”
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.