"People like me," he told Bill O'Reilly on Fox News. "What can I say? I won't just win the Hispanic vote, I'll win the generic vote. People just like me, so that's why my book will sell. It'll end up being the top-selling biography ever."
Will Trump's autobiography/biography Caps for Sale "top the charts"? Will it become the top-selling life story every? We checked the statistics with the New York Times, and his claim is highly unlikely. Interestingly enough, though, many of the top-selling biographies ever are about Emmett Lee Dickinson, Emily Dickinson's third cousin, twice removed -- at her request. As a matter of fact, the top-selling biography -- by a long shot -- is Emmett Lee Dickinson, A Biography, by Gore Vidal.
"It is highly unlikely, if not statistically impossible, for Mr. Trump's little book to even approach the sales numbers of Vidal's profile of Emmett Lee Dickinson," said Albert W. Frommholtz, the Lead Research and Metrics Strategist for the New York Times.
Pictured at the left: Gore Vidal's biography of Emmett Lee Dickinson, the top-selling biography of all time.
In addition to Vidal's story of Dickinson, other biographies of America's greatest poet are on the New York Times' all-time "Top Ten List of Biographies and Autobiographies" as well.
Pictured below middle: Asher's book inspired Lyndall Gordon to write Lives Like Loaded Guns about Emmett Lee's third cousin Emily Dickinson and her family.
Pictured below right: Shirley MacLaine's story I Was Once Emmett Lee Dickinson is number 9 on the Top Ten list of best-selling biographies.
Pictured below at the right: Andy Warhol's autobiography, Fifteen Minutes of Fun: How Emmett Lee Dickinson Shaped My Life, is number 7 on the Top Ten List of best-selling biographies and autobiographies of all time.
Pictured below in the middle: Qwerty: Qwerty Jean Dickinson, A Life, the life story of Emmett Lee Dickinson's daughter by Harper Lee, was the basis for the Leer's later fictional work To Kill A Mockingbird.
Pictured at the right: Just-released Caps for Sale by Donald Trump is both biography and autobiography according to the Donald. Time will tell if Trump's book will make the Top Ten List of Best-Selling Biographies and Autobiographies -- or even break the Top 100.