NEW YORK, New York (The Adobo Chronicles, New York Bureau) – A self-help book on Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has zoomed up to No. 1 in The New York Times’ Best Selling List this week.
Titled “Master Baiting For Dummies,” the fully-illustrated book educates its readers on detecting sarcasm and stealthy mockery.
The Philippine leader is known for his cussing, controversial rhetoric and hyperbole which have caught the attention of world leaders, politicians and the news media. They all have been baited to keep talking about Duterte, consequently putting the Philippines on the world map and radar in a manner never before seen in history.
As a bonus, the book has a section dealing with tools for journalists who are slow on the uptake. The Associated Press (AP) is reportedly considering distributing the book along with its newsroom stylebook.
It is ironic that the NYT which has recently published critical articles about Duterte is now benefiting from increased readership as a direct result of its Best Selling Book List this week.