Bennett Cerf Quotes

Anybody at that time who had $15 to spend on such things as books also hated Franklin Roosevelt.

 
Context
In 1938 with America still in the depression, Random House published a 5 volume compendium of FDR's papers and speeches. It sold poorly.
Citations

Bennett Cerf, 1898-1971, Publisher, Quoted in David Streitfeld, "Selling the Presidency," New York Times, April 21, 1991

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Bennett Cerf
Bennett Cerf
  • Born: May 25, 1898
  • Died: August 27, 1971
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Journalist

Bennett Alfred Cerf was an American publisher, one of the founders of American publishing firm Random House. Cerf was also known for his own compilations of jokes and puns, for regular personal appearances lecturing across the United States, and for his television appearances in the panel game show What's My Line?

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