Artie Lange is “Too Fat to Fish”

Talk about a long-lead bestseller. Artie Lange’s Too Fat to Fish hit the Amazon list at #27 this morning even though it won’t be out for five months (Stephenie Meyer’s Breaking Dawn still holds the record. It went on at #10, six months before its Aug. 2 pub date).

Lange is a regular on the Howard Stern Show on Sirius Satellite radio. According to the publisher, Stern wants to show his clout by making the book a bestseller and has already begun plugging it.

To get the flavor of the book, check out Lange’s appearance on David Letterman last week. If you don’t have time for the entire nine minutes, pick it up 8 minutes in, when Artie explains the book’s title. I laughed out loud, but then I’m married to an a guy from New Jersey who had an Italian American mother. Lange is spot on.

The book was originally planned as a Spring ’09 release, but was recently moved up to November. No cover available yet.

Too Fat to Fish

Artie Lange

  • Hardcover: $24.95
  • Publisher: Spiegel & Grau (November 11, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0385526563
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385526562
  • Audio CD: Abridged, $29.95
  • Publisher: Random House Audio (November 11, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0739381962
  • ISBN-13: 978-0739381960

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