She left her fans and critics open-mouthed when she revealed that she and her husband Will Smith had been separated for seven years, despite giving the impression of a happily married couple.
But now Jada Pinkett Smith’s new memoir Worthy — in which she shared the state of her marriage and numerous other revelations — appears to be faring poorly on some major book bestseller lists.
The 52-year-old actress released the book on October 17th and peaked at number three on Amazon’s “Top 20 Best Selling and Most Read Books of the Week” charts for the week of October 22nd.
It came in just behind Britney Spears’ even livelier memoir “The Woman In Me” and David Grann’s “Killers Of The Flower Moon,” which returned to the top of the charts thanks to interest in Martin Scorsese’s Leonardo DiCaprio and the Robert De Niro film of the same name returned.
But Worthy had only fallen to number 81 on Amazon’s main bestseller list on Tuesday, it is said Newsweek.
No moving units: Jada Pinkett Smith, 52, hit the top 10 of several major bestseller lists after releasing her vivid memoir, “Worthy,” last week; seen on October 17th in NYC
Shocking: The memoir, which contains shocking revelations about her relationship with husband Will Smith, even didn’t make it onto some lists at all
By Wednesday evening, three more places had fallen to number 84.
Notably, the main bestseller list only tracks sales, while Jada’s book ranks below the online retailer charts, which track both sales and the number of Kindle readers and Audible listeners reading the book placed in the top three, suggesting that more people were interested in her memoirs than were willing to spend money on a copy they could own.
The Matrix star’s book also struggled to get readers to leave a review on Amazon.
The store’s listing shows that just 148 people left a review for her book on Wednesday, compared to 1,043 people who rated Britney Spears’ memoir, which was just released on Tuesday.
Worthy was missing from Amazon’s list of the 100 best-selling Kindle books ever.
However, it took first place in the special list of “women’s biographies”.
It was missing too Publishers WeeklyIt is one of the 25 best bestsellers ever and did not make it into the top 10 of his non-fiction bestseller list.
Barnes & NobleWorth’s bestseller list was also missing an entry in the top 100, but John Stamos – whose book was published after Jada’s – landed his memoirs in the 1930s.
However, another celebrity memoir series – Britney’s – took the top spot, while Killers Of The Flower Moon, which is six years old, also secured a spot in the top 10.
Don’t Pay: Jada came in at number three on Amazon’s list of best-selling and most-read books, but fell way down to number 84 on the list that only measures sales; seen with Will in 2022
MIA: It missed Publishers Weekly’s Top 25 and Barnes & Noble’s Top 100. The book contained details about her relationship with Tupac; seen on October 17th in NYC
Good news, however: The prestigious New York Times bestseller list placed Worthy fourth among combined print and e-book bestsellers and third when considering physical copies only; seen October 18th with Willow, Trey, Jaden and Will
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s new memoir and self-help book, “Be Useful: Seven Tools For Life,” is also at the top or near the top of several lists, showing that readers were not against all books written by celebrities.
However, Jada may not have to worry too much about her book’s sales, as it still sits prominently on what is widely considered the most prestigious of all bestseller charts: the New York Times list.
The Times ranks Worthy fourth on its combined print and e-book bestseller list, and when looking at physical hardcover sales alone, it was the third most popular nonfiction book.
The Times’ list is not a purely objective ranking of sales, as it also attempts to exclude books that might try to game the system by buying in bulk.