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Were the various Carpenters books bestsellers?

Discussion in 'A Song For You: The Carpenters Forum' started by Buried Alien, Jun 16, 2017.

  1. Buried Alien

    Buried Alien Member Thread Starter

    We know that Carpenters records are perennial bestsellers, but what about the books that have been written about the duo? The three major Carpenters books published are the Ray Coleman biography and the two Randy Schmidt books. Were any or all of these major bestsellers? Did readers eat them up they way they often do Beatles, Stones, Dylan, Hendrix, and Elvis-related books?
  2. GaryAlan

    GaryAlan Well-Known Member

    The first--Ray Coleman/Richard Carpenter must have done fairly well, as it went from Hardcover
    printing to a later-published paperback edition.
    But, I do believe that Randy's Book was very much a bestseller.
    Here, in his words:
    "Then the reviews started coming in, bestseller statuses, and so on.
    I just couldn’t believe it. Even five years after its publication, the book is still a living thing.
    People are still talking about it and going to it as the main source for Carpenters info."

    Read More here:
    Little Girl Blue: Remembering Karen Carpenter
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