Booksellers and the public alike mock David Cameron’s ‘For The Record’ memoirs by placing it next to titles about failing and adding comments to its cover
David Cameron called a referendum that was not needed and when, after barely putting in any effort, he didn’t win, he walked away.
Now, after receiving a reported advance of £800,000 to write his memoir in his £25,000 shepherd’s hut, not only were “preorders sluggish,” but copies are being mocked by booksellers and customers in equal measure.
Aside from the Independent reporting that Waterstones in Piccadilly had placed For The Record in the window atop copies of books entitled Posh Boys, Heroic Failure and Why We Get the Wrong Politicians, an eagle-eyed reader saw a similar display in Waterstones in Kensington also. In the window, alongside the previously mentioned Cameron tome, Heroic Failure featured again also, but others in the vicinity included Chastise, Voices of History, 21 Lessons For The 21st Century, This Is Not Propaganda and A Line In The Sand.
Elsewhere and widely shared on Twitter, a copy of the plainly unpopular book on sale in a Sainsbury’s was photographed complete with a little bit of annotation. On Cameron’s forehead, someone had written “C**T.”