Press Release
January 17, 2015


Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago's book, "Stupid is Forever," which was launched last 3 December 2014 at National Book Store TriNoMa set a record of being the fastest-selling and best-selling book of 2014, according to National Book Store.

Santiago's book was sold-out and the hashtag #StupidisForever trended worldwide during its first day in the market. Netizens have expressed on Facebook and Twitter that it was in demand, making them reserve for it until it becomes available again in National Book Store. As of 11 January 2015, "Stupid is Forever" has sold 110,000 copies since its launch. National Book Store also put it in the Number 1 spot in their list of booksellers this January.

"Stupid is Forever" is a collection of jokes, one-liners, pick-up lines, comebacks, and speeches delivered and/or curated by Santiago. The joke book also features illustrations by talented illustrators such as Cj de Silva-Ong also known as the "Promil Kid", Manix Abrera of "Kiko Machine", Elbert Or, Rob Cham and more of the Philippines' best young illustrators.

Santiago is well-known for her catchy pick-up lines before she starts her speeches and for her feisty and funny one-liners.

Due to popular demand, Santiago will hold a Meet and Greet again for "Stupid is Forever" on 22 January 2015 at National Book Store Glorietta from 2PM-4PM. The registration will start at 11AM. 500 signed copies will be sold and buyers, as well as previous buyers, can have the chance to have a picture taken with Santiago.

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