Award-winning journalist Kurt Eichenwald has written the Enron book that everyone wants to read. Conspiracy of Fools: A True Story lands in the #6 spot on our nonfiction list and has 175,000 copies in print after five trips to press; first printing was 126,000. The Broadway Books title was launched with a 60 Minutes story and a 5,000-word excerpt in the New York Times, both on March 13, a day before publication. Eichenwald has already made appearances on Charlie Rose and NPR's Diane Rehm Show and is in the midst of a six-city author tour. Reviews for the book have been outstanding ("Presented in a rat-a-tat style thick with corporate anxiety... keeping pages turning," said PW).
Volume 252 Issue 13 03/28/2005