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Over 100 years after his death, Mark Twain hits no. 1 on the best-seller list

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He died on April 21, 1910. And now Mark Twain’s final book, The Autobiography of Mark Twain –kept under wraps in the University of California archives, as promised, for a full century–has hit the No. 1 spot on Amazon thanks to brisk preorders. The memoir, which is only the first of three volumes, does not go on sale until November 15.

I’m pretty tickled to see Twain’s book at No. 1, where it’s edging out the new Rick Riordan novel and the latest entry in the Wimpy Kid series. And I can’t wait to read it (though I’m probably going to take my time and make it through the 1000-page installment just in time for book two.) How about you? Is Twain’s memoir something you’re interested in reading?