Omarosa Vaults to No. 1 on New York Times Best-Seller List

The former White House aide is reaping the fruits of a burn it all down media tour for her book “Unhinged”

Last Updated: August 23, 2018 @ 6:28 AM

Omarosa Manigault Newman is reaping the fruits of her burn-it-all-down media blitz for her White House tell-all “Unhinged,” taking the No. 1 spot atop the New York Times best-seller list published on Wednesday. The former Trump White House aide topped both the print hardcover and combined print and e-book categories.

The book has also been holding strong on Amazon as the website’s No. 2 best-seller, behind Rachel Hollis’ self-help book “Girl, Wash Your Face.”

After a a slow start, “Unhinged” sales kicked into high gear last week after the former “Apprentice” star released a series of secretly recorded tapes she made during her time in the Trump 2016 campaign and the White House.

Fueled by explosive interviews on MSNBC, Omarosa sparked several news cycles, with revelations that she had recorded her firing within the highly secure White House Situation Room and that Trump aides had prepared a defense of the president possibly saying the N-word on a tape. Omarosa said the tape exists and that she has heard it.

The president himself poured fuel on the fire, launching a series of nasty tweets against his old friend, and attempting to stop the book’s release through a legal injunction.