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Sister Farley’s Revenge: Want to Popularize a Book? Ban It.

posted on June 8, 2012

At The Washington Post, Ron Charles writes that a week after Sister Margaret Farley’s Just Love received censure from the Vatican, the book has become a bestseller. On Amazon, Just Love rose from No. 142,982 to No. 16 on their best-selling book list. Just Love lies at the end of a long line of books made popular by bans. Charles, the deputy editor of the paper’s books section, remarks, “[I]n the modern age, highly publicized reproof seems to spark a tremendous rise in sales.”

Read at The Washington Post