Whoopi Goldberg, one co-host of “The View,” has encountered significant disappointment with releasing her highly anticipated memoir, which has not performed well in terms of sales. Despite her prominence and the outspoken personality she brings to her role on the daytime talk show, her latest literary endeavor has not captivated audiences as she had hoped. This lack of public interest has left Goldberg, a celebrated actress and television personality, facing the tough reality of a book that didn’t connect with readers as expected.

“Despite a whirlwind of publicity, the book has shockingly landed at number 800 on the bestseller list after just a few weeks,” a source exclusively told Closer of her book “Bits and Pieces: My Mother, My Brother, and Me,” which was released in May. “Whoopi is devastated by the flop, questioning how such a high-profile release could fall so flat,” said the insider. “She thought she’d be as successful as Prince Harry and Britney Spears and even hoped it would be turned into a movie — but that’s unlikely to happen after such disappointing sales!”

Whoopi Goldberg has authored several books, including a noteworthy memoir titled “Book,” released in 1997, where she explored her life experiences, career in entertainment, and personal views on various topics. Her latest memoir pays homage to her late mother, Emma, and her brother, Clyde, highlighting their crucial influence on her transformation from Caryn Johnson into the renowned figure, Whoopi.

The lefty ladies of ABC’s “The View” went off the rails last year in a segment discussing the new black history curriculum adopted by the Florida Board of Education that includes one segment saying some slaves benefitted from being able to learn a marketable skill during their time in bondage.

Goldberg and Sunny Hostin were the most outspoken, though co-host Ana Navarro also lost control of her emotions speaking as a resident of the Sunshine State.

“I feel like they didn’t talk to any African Americans because we could have told them about the history, and nor have any — anyone seemingly gone to the Smithsonian to find out anything. You know, there are all of these former slaves who have given their testimony. You can go to the Smithsonian and hear them, but they must think it’s a lie,” Goldberg claimed, though some of the academics who wrote the new standards were black.

“You know, when you talk about enslaved people and the — just the horrible things that happened to slavery, what we often forget is that slavery continued. Right?” Hostin said in response.

“So you sort of erase then Jim Crow and you erase reconstruction, and you erase the sundown laws, and you just start erasing the wealth gap and the inequality, and you erase the fact that while black people, maybe he taught his son how to be a blacksmith, this country was built on the backs of black labor for free,” she added.

“The other part of it is more than 100 political elites in the country today have families linked to slavery. A fifth of the nation’s congressmen, living presidents, Supreme Court justices, and governors are direct descendants of ancestors who enslaved people. That’s how they made their money,” Hostin continued.

“President Joe Biden and every living former U.S. president except for Trump because he came from Germany. We don’t know what his family was doing there. But they’re direct descendants of slaveholders including Barack Obama, because he had a white mother,” she said.

“So, don’t sit here and tell me one side of the story that black people may have had an enhancement when white people really benefitted the most and continue to do so today. I believe that’s what they’re trying to hide,” Hostin stated, insisting that white people continue to benefit from slavery.

“It’s our American history because you need to know so we don’t repeat it, and here you come, DeSantis, trying to repeat it,” Goldberg ranted. “Well, you know what? As long as the Smithsonian is standing, as long as there are books, as long as there are families, because remember, we didn’t have books. All these stories come to us from our families. You don’t call our families liars. They know what happened because their grandma’s, grandma’s, grandma’s, grandma’s grandma told them. You, sir, are – I can’t even say the word. You’re a disgrace,” she said.

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