Loretta Sanchez Memoir is a Dud, Selling For a Penny

A newspaper reported this week that the 2008 published memoir written by Orange County Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez and her sister has earned them "nothing."


According to the Washington, D.C.-based Roll Call, Linda Sanchez--Loretta's sister who also is a member of Congress--indirectly revealed the poor book sales in a mandatory financial disclosure report.

The Sanchez sisters, both California Democrats, were hoping to collect a 7.5 percent royalty after the first $35,000 in sales for Dream in Color: How the Sanchez Sisters Are Making History in Congress.

But the paper also noted that Amazon is now selling the book for $1.65 and that "used copies are available" for a penny.

Though the pair is the first sister-sister duo to serve simultaneously in Congress, they should have written a suspense novel involving a "hunky symbologist" and a "secret Catholic sect" rather than a book on their thoughts about life and politics, teased one of Roll Call's columnists.

--R. Scott Moxley / OC Weekly

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