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Andrew Cuomo's Book Sold A Whopping 945 Hardcovers In Its First Week On Shelves

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 24:  New Jersey Governor Andrew Cuomo stands during a press conference with New Jersey Gov. Chris Ch
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 24: New Jersey Governor Andrew Cuomo stands during a press conference with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (not pictured) to announce the initial findings from their joint review of security protocols, in response to growing, global terrorism, for New Jersey and New York during a press conference on September 24, 2014 at 7 World Trade Center in New York, NY. Last week, Christie and Cuomo requested a bi-state review of current safety and security protocols in response to the increased global terrorism threat and today, ten days later, they announced their initial findings as well as signed a memorandum of understanding to increase security for New Jersey and New York. (Photo by Bryan Thomas/Getty Images)

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) released a new book this week, and it's struggling.

In addition to the poor reviews the 500-page political autobiography, All Things Possible: Setbacks and Success in Politics and Life, has been getting on Amazon, the book isn't exactly flying off the shelves.

New York Times reporter Amy Chozick shed light on Cuomo's book sales on Tuesday:

The New York Times reported earlier on Cuomo's memoir:

Strip away the fulsome platitudes and self-congratulation that punctuate Andrew M. Cuomo’s 500-page memoir, and what’s left is an insightful coming-of-age political autobiography of a guy whom you might trust as a babysitter and, warts and all, vote for again as governor of New York.

Maybe you wouldn’t want to work for him, but you’ll be surprised that — in spite of everything you’ve heard — you’d probably like to join him for a drink.

Judiciously purging the gimcracks would have made “All Things Possible: Setbacks and Success in Politics and Life” even more statesmanlike. And more introspection — combined with less braggadocio and caustic score-settling with the media — would have qualified this book as a shrewd political primer rather than left it vulnerable to being dismissed as a predictable campaign manifesto.

(Read more of their review here.)

When asked for a comment, Cuomo's office deferred to Harper Collins. A Harper Collins spokesman told The Huffington Post "Governor Cuomo has written an excellent book."

"We look forward to more book promotion after the election as we enter the important holiday, book buying season," Harper Collins spokesman Tina Andreadis said in an email.

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