Besides Colbert, Bill Maher made fun of the book because, you know Bill Maher also is smart and he knows better than you and that book is just HORRIBLE!
And, of course shit happens:
A children’s book about gun rights has benefited from an unexpected boost in sales after it became the subject of a mocking segment on “Real Time with Bill Maher” last week.
“My Parents Open Carry” is the story of a typical Saturday for 13-year-old Brenna Strong, running errands with her parents while they carry handguns in plain sight, or “open carry.”
Published by White Feather Press, the book was made available in 2012 on limited release and picked up by Amazon in February of this year.
Its appearance on “Real Time” on August 1 increased sales dramatically, with orders pouring in, according to White Feather Press founder Skip Coryell.
“Sales were weak for the first few years,” Coryell said. “But after it was trashed on the show, sales have gone up.”
“It happened overnight,” he said. “Took me by surprise as a publisher.”
Not what Mssers Colbert & Maher were expecting, I am sure.
Hat Tip to Polite Society Podcast.