Broken Piano for President: #1 Satire, #6 Bestseller at Amazon (Updated)

24 Jul

Broken Piano for President by Patrick Wensink exploded in the media early Sunday when news broke of the incredibly kind and generous cease-and-desist letter Jack Daniel’s issued over Broken Piano’s cover. It became the #1 bestselling satire at Amazon (beating out the works of Kurt Vonnegut and Catch-22) and the 6th bestseller overall. This is the highest sales rank a bizarro book has ever achieved. Let’s all raise a glass of Jack Daniel’s and give Patrick Wensink (and the great people at JD) one hell of a toast.

Here is some of the coverage the book has received so far:

The New York Times

Time Magazine


Boing Boing

The Atlantic

Business Week

The Telegraph

Yahoo’s Trending Now

Yahoo News (x2)


Mashable (interview)

Business Insider


The Huffington Post

ABA Journal (American Bar Association)

Ain’t It Cool News


Kenyon Review

TN Whiskey Trail

The Portland Mercury’s Blogtown

WFPL (interview)


The Millions

Outside the Beltway

Critical Mob

Cosby Sweaters


2 Responses to “Broken Piano for President: #1 Satire, #6 Bestseller at Amazon (Updated)”


  1. Un libro íntimamente ligado al whisky - July 26, 2012

    […] la antigua técnica del boca a boca–. A partir de entonces la editorialque publicó ésta novela, «Lazy Fascist Press», anunció que el libro se había convertido en la sátira más vendida de Amazon, con un precio […]

  2. Episode 92 — Patrick Wensink | Other People with Brad Listi - August 1, 2012

    […] Wensink is today’s guest.  His latest novel, Broken Piano for President, is now available from Lazy Fascist Press. It recently incited an unusually kind cease-and-desist […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: