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Sinceramente

Sinceramente
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AuthorCristina Fernández de Kirchner
CountryArgentina
LanguageSpanish
SubjectPolitics
PublisherSudamericana (Penguin Random House)
Publication date
April 25, 2019
Pages595
ISBN978-9-500-76303-5

Sinceramente (Spanish for "sincerely") is the first book written by Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, former President of Argentina and current Senator for the Buenos Aires Province. She announced the publication of the book by surprise on April 23, 2019 on her Twitter account.[1] Kirchner stated that the book "is not autobiographical nor is it an enumeration of personal or political achievements, it is a look and a retrospective reflection to unravel some facts and chapters of recent history and how they have impacted the lives of Argentines and mine as well."[2]

Released months before the general election, the release of Sinceramente was considered by some political analysts as the first sign of the launch of Kirchner's presidential candidacy.[3][4] However, Kirchner announced on May 18 that she will be running for Vice President, accompanying her former Chief of the Cabinet Alberto Fernández as a candidate for the presidency.[5]

Although it was set to be released on April 26, the book began to be sold in Buenos Aires libraries the day before and sold out almost immediately.[6] Sinceramente has been considered "the editorial phenomenon of the year", with the sixty thousand copies of the first edition selling out in one hour.[6] As such, the "sales phenomenon" of they day of its publication has been compared to that of Argentine bestsellers Malvinas, la trama secreta (1983) and Nunca Más (1984).[6] During the first two weeks after its release and before its official presentation, Sinceramente sold 227,000 copies and collected 120 million pesos.[7]

Reception

Journalist Luis Majul considered that the book was not up to the standards of books written by former presidents, as it would not serve as a legacy or an ordered explanation of her ideas. Instead, it would be a disorganized selection of trivial anecdotes. He also pointed that most of the events are explained with a conspiracy theory of some sort.[8]

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Notes

  1. ^ Sued, Gabriel (April 23, 2019). "La trastienda del libro de Cristina: un año de secreto y un acto con tono de campaña". La Nación (in Spanish). Retrieved April 26, 2019.
  2. ^ "Macri, Scioli y la obra pública: 10 frases del libro de Cristina Kirchner" (in Spanish). Télam. April 23, 2019. Retrieved April 29, 2019.
  3. ^ "'Sinceramente': en modo candidata, aprovecha Cristina las encuestas y presenta su libro" (in Spanish). elCanciller. April 23, 2019. Retrieved April 29, 2019.
  4. ^ "El furor por el libro de Cristina Kirchner llegó a Tucumán" (in Spanish). el tucumano. April 28, 2019. Retrieved April 29, 2019.
  5. ^ "La formula Alberto Fernández - Cristina Kirchner irá a las PASO". Página/12 (in Spanish). May 18, 2019. Retrieved May 18, 2019.
  6. ^ a b c Batalla, Juan (April 26, 2019). "Furor por el libro de Cristina Kirchner: por qué ya es el fenómeno editorial del año" (in Spanish). Infobae. Retrieved April 26, 2019.
  7. ^ "'Sinceramente': qué es verdadero y qué es falso en el éxito editorial de Cristina". Perfil (in Spanish). May 10, 2019. Retrieved May 18, 2019.
  8. ^ Sinceramente me decepcionó (in Spanish)

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