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’s award-winning investigative journalism has touched nerves for two decades. An angry congressman threatened to break Moxley’s knee caps. A dirty sheriff promised his critical reporting was irrelevant and then landed in prison. Corporate crooks won’t take his calls. Murderous gangsters mad-dogged him in court. The U.S. House of Representatives debated his work. Pusillanimous cops have left hostile messages using fake names. Federal prosecutors credited his stories for the arrest of a doctor who sold fake medicine to dying patients. And a frantic state legislator literally caught sleeping with lobbyists sprinted down state capital hallways to evade his questions in Sacramento. Moxley has won Journalist of the Year honors at the Los Angeles Press Club and been named Distinguished Journalist of the Year by the LA Society of Professional Journalists.