And they say after 15 minutes, your fame is up. One author published by Grand Rapids-based Zondervan is proof that quote is a bust.
Ben Carson's book, "America the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great", published by Zondervan in 2012, re-emerged to top The New York Times bestseller list this month in three different categories: Paperback Nonfiction, Nonfiction Hardcover and Paperback Combined and Nonfiction Print and E-book Combined.
A bestselling author and neurosurgeon (way to make the rest of us look bad!), Carson received attention after delivering the keynote address at the 2013 National Prayer Breakfast.
His comments on the nation's taxation, health care, education, debt and unnecessary role political correctness plays in American society spurred the book’s resurgence.
“America the Beautiful” compares the U.S. with similar historic empires in decline and examines the cultural emphasis on sports and entertaining, fixation with the rich and famous, political corruption and a waning moral compass.