ATLANTA, Oct. 23, 2014
ATLANTA, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Operation HOPE a global financial empowerment nonprofit reported on the success of the bestselling book and organization blueprint, How the Poor Can Save Capitalism: Rebuilding the Path to the Middle Class (Berrett-Kohler). The book is authored by, John Hope Bryant, the founder, chairman and CEO of the nonprofit and over the last 143 days, the book has become a global phenomenon, selling the international publishing rights to be printed in four languages and remaining in the top 100 lists for Amazon, Barnes and Nobles, iBooks and in the top 10 for four months on 800 CEO Read, in the categories of poverty and social policy.
The 42nd President of the United States, William J. (Bill) Clinton, understands the importance of addressing America's 100%. "When John Hope Bryant talks about how to expand the middle class, I listen. I urge everyone to read How the Poor Can Save Capitalism and discover for themselves John's great ideas for creating an America with more shared opportunity and shared responsibility," Clinton shared in his book review.
An instant bestseller, the book sold out within the first 48-hours of going on sale, June 2nd. Chairman Bryant has shared "The Memo" with more than 100 media interviews, on radio, television, on-line and in print. The book will be translated into Greek, Korean, Portuguese and Arabic. It is the only bestseller on economics, in the world, by an author of African-American descent.
In the past month, Mr. Bryant has addressed crowds at the OECD Conference in Paris, Positive Economic Forum in Le Havre. In the upcoming weeks he will deliver "The Memo" in Istanbul, Turkey and San Juan, Puerto Rico. In the United States, Mr. Bryant has traveled coast-to-coast and everywhere in-between. In San Francisco, American environmental advocate Van Jones and Bank of the West hosted a book event at the Commonwealth Club. In Atlanta, the Economic Empowerment Tour sponsored by Coca-Cola launched with the first in a series of engagements, discussing How the Poor Can Save Capitalism to leaders in the local business community. There were stops inDallas, Detroit, New York City, Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles, to name a few.