President Clinton's not-so-hot-selling book "Between Hope and History" is trying for a comeback - this time as a souvenir for the bargain price of $5 a copy.
At $16.95 a copy, the president's tome did not exactly meet with the same runaway commercial success as his wife's book, "It Takes a Village." Hillary Rodham Clinton's book netted $742,000 for charity. The audio-cassette version, taped by the first lady, was nominated for a Grammy award.But the president's book - an elaboration of his speeches on major political themes - is being offered at a steep discount by two souvenir stores opened by Clinton's inaugural committee.
Nationwide, the book has not fared well since 500,000 copies were published last summer. Last month, the publisher said it expected 250,000 copies would be returned.
If you can't get to the two inaugural stores, Clinton's book is available for $10 a copy from QVC, the home-shopping cable TV channel.