Things That Matter By Charles Krauthammer Surpasses 1 Million Sold
- Imprint: Crown Forum
- On sale: 10/22/2013
- Price: $28.00
- Pages: 400
- ISBN: 9780385349178
(New York, NY—September 8, 2014) Crown Forum is proud to announce that THINGS THAT MATTER: THREE DECADES OF PASSIONS, PASTIMES AND POLITICS by Charles Krauthammer has sold more than one million copies in its print, audio, and digital formats. The book was originally published in hardcover on October 22, 2013, and debuted in its first week at #2 on the New York Times Nonfiction bestseller list. In week 3, it rose to #1 on the New York Times list, and it remained in that position for 10 consecutive weeks. Since its original publication, THINGS THAT MATTER has been on the New York Times Nonfiction bestseller list for 38 weeks and counting.
THINGS THAT MATTER encompasses more than 30 years of Charles Krauthammer’s penetrating observations and timeless writings, prefaced by a 5,000 word autobiographical introduction. Upon its publication, the book immediately resonated with readers, thought leaders, and critics: “Take[s] journalism to the level of literature” (George Will). “Bears comparison with the greatest of American prose” (Daniel Johnson, editor of Standpoint). “Required reading … amazingly fresh, and full of thought-provoking formulations and arguments” (The Weekly Standard).
Remarking on the journey to one million sold, Krauthammer says, “I wrote THINGS THAT MATTER to leave something behind of my ideas and my prose in case I got hit by a bus. Instead, I seem to have won the lottery. How gratifying to find that the book has appealed to so wide and enthusiastic a readership.”
Tina Constable, Senior V.P. Publisher of Crown Forum says, “Crown Forum is proud to have published such a distinguished collection that spans three decades of work by one of America’s great thought leaders.
Charles Krauthammer is a highly regarded public intellectual, an important voice in American conservatism, and a man that has led an extraordinary life. He is revered by his colleagues on the right but his opinions are also respected by those on the left. That incredible duality appeals to a vast group of readers who continue to support the book and are the driving force behind its overwhelming success.”