George W., Popular Again


Apparently college students are kind of conservative. Either that or George W. Bush is just a really good writer.

According to a piece in the Chronicle of Higher Education, the six best-selling books on college campuses are: 6. Life by Keith Richards, 5. Sh*t My Dad Says by Justin Halpern, 4. Stieg Larsson’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, 3. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk by David Sedaris, and 2. Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents Earth (the Book): A Visitor’s Guide to the Human Race.

Unsurprising, right? The number one best-selling book on college campuses, however, is apparently Decision Points, the 481-page memoir by the former president.

Number 7 on the list of college bookstore bestsellers is Tucker Max’s Assholes Finish First.

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Daniel Luzer

Daniel Luzer is the news editor at Governing Magazine and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. Find him on Twitter: @Daniel_Luzer