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There are always going be writers (and books) some folks just don't like. Books, and the skills of the people who write them, are definitely at the mercy of a person's subjective opinion. However, there are some writers most of us can pretty much agree are just not very good writers. Sure, the writers on this list have attained popularity and success (somehow), but for a lot of people that fact is one of the mysteries of the universe. This is a list of the people whose qualities as writers are hotly debated... a bad writers list consisted of poor authors, people who need to practice writing, or undeserving famous novelists.

A collection of people who wrote books that may have been published and sold in large quantities... but whose talents seem questionable. They are the worst writers of all time, at least according to some people. Who are the worst authors of all time? Vote for your most hated and rank them as you see fit. Make sure to add anyone you think deserves to be included on this bad authors list. Many of these writers are among the worst American authors (but this list includes writers from any country) and a few have even written some of the worst novels of all time.

So who are the worst authors? It's up to you to decide which of these horrible writers truly is the absolute worst of all time.

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Stephenie Meyer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
Stephenie Meyer Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse

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EL James is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
EL James Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, and Fifty Shades Freed   

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L. Ron Hubbard is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
L. Ron Hubbard Dianetics: The Evolution of a Science, Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health, Battlefield Earth

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+ - 790 532
Ayn Rand is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
Ayn Rand Atlas Shrugged, The Fountainhead, The Fountainhead

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Ann Coulter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
Ann Coulter Guilty: Liberal "Victims" and Their Assault on America, If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans

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+ - 412 238
Michael Moore is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
Michael Moore Bowling for Columbine, Sicko, Roger & Me

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+ - 493 307
Rush Limbaugh is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
Rush Limbaugh The Way Things Ought to Be, See, I Told You So

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George W. Bush is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
George W. Bush A Charge to Keep, In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir, Decision Points

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+ - 455 184
Glenn Beck is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
Glenn Beck An Inconvenient Book, Arguing with Idiots, The Overton Window

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Joseph Stalin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
Joseph Stalin On the great patriotic war of the Soviet union, Correspondence Between Stalin, Roosevelt

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Zane is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
Zane Purple Panties, Dear G-Spot: Straight Talk About Sex and Love, The heat seekers

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+ - 353 167
Bill O'Reilly is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
Bill O'Reilly Killing Lincoln, Culture Warrior, Those Who Trespass

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Barack Obama is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
Barack Obama Dreams from My Father, The Audacity of Hope, Change We Can Believe In

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+ - 475 238
Nicholas Sparks is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
Nicholas Sparks The Last Song, The Notebook, A Walk to Remember

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+ - 202 63
George Soros is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
George Soros The New Paradigm for Financial Markets: The Credit Crash of 2008 and What It Means, The Bubble of American Supremacy: Correcting the Misuse of American Power, The Crisis of Global Capitalism: Open Society Endangered

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+ - 459 412
Karl Marx is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
Karl Marx The Communist Manifesto, Das Kapital, The Poverty of Philosophy

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Dan Brown is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
Dan Brown The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, The Lost Symbol

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+ - 319 254
James Patterson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
James Patterson Kiss the Girls, Violets Are Blue, 7th Heaven

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+ - 244 266
Dean Koontz is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
Dean Koontz Phantoms, Phantoms, Watchers

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Adolf Hitler is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
Adolf Hitler Mein Kampf, Zweites Buch, The Complete Hitler: A Digital Desktop Reference to His Speeches & Proclamations 1932-1945

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Nora Roberts is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
Nora Roberts Irish Thoroughbred, Sweet revenge, Spellbound

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+ - 255 116
Hillary Clinton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
Hillary Clinton It Takes a Village, Dear Socks, Dear Buddy

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+ - 87 81
Karl Popper is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
Karl Popper The Logic of Scientific Discovery, The lesson of this century, Truth

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+ - 158 136
Terry Goodkind is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
Terry Goodkind Wizard's First Rule, The Sword of Truth, Boxed Set I

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+ - 75 37
George Noory is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
George Noory Worker in the Light

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Tom Clancy is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
Tom Clancy Clear and Present Danger, The Sum of All Fears, Without Remorse

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+ - 90 95
John Knowles is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
John Knowles A Separate Peace, Spark Notes A Separate Peace, Phineas

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+ - 168 152
Mitch Albom is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
Mitch Albom Tuesdays with Morrie, La Dernier Lecon / Tuesdays with Morrie, The Five People You Meet in Heaven

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+ - 57 21
Daniel Cohen is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
Daniel Cohen Richesse du monde, pauvretés des nations, Globalization and its enemies

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Mike Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
Mike Greenberg The Poetics of Cities, Synthesis, architecture

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+ - 53 30
Camille Paglia is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
Camille Paglia Sexual Personae, The Birds, Sex

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George H. W. Bush is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
George H. W. Bush A World Transformed: The Collapse of the Soviet Empire, The Unification of Germany, Tiananmen Square

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Sam Harris is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
Sam Harris The End of Faith, Letter to a Christian Nation, The Moral Landscape

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Anne Rice is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
Anne Rice Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles, The Queen of the Damned, Interview with the Vampire

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+ - 124 117
Sidney Sheldon is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
Sidney Sheldon Easter Parade, The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer, Annie Get Your Gun

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George R. R. Martin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
George R. R. Martin A Game of Thrones, A Feast for Crows, A Dance with Dragons

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Lena Dunham is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
Lena Dunham Tiny Furniture, Nobody Walks, Not That Kind of Girl

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Beverly Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
Beverly Jenkins The edge of dawn, The edge of midnight, Something like love

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+ - 93 48
James Redfield is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
James Redfield The Celestine Prophecy, The Celestine Prophecy, The Secret of Shambhala: In Search of the Eleventh Insight

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Keith Olbermann is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
Keith Olbermann The Worst Person in the World

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+ - 57 18
Al Sharpton is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
Al Sharpton Man Behind the Sound Bite, Go and tell Pharaoh, The Rejected Stone: Al Sharpton and the Path to American Leadership

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+ - 73 78
Alice Sebold is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
Alice Sebold The Lovely Bones, Lucky, Bookclub-in-a-Box Discusses The Lovely Bones

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+ - 156 115
V. C. Andrews is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
V. C. Andrews Flowers in the Attic, Melody, Dawn

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+ - 57 26
Bob Larson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
Bob Larson Satanism, The Best Tool You Can Buy, Larson's Book of World Religions and Alternative Spirituality

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Bill Maher is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
Bill Maher Religulous, When You Ride Alone You Ride with bin Laden, But I'm Not Wrong

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Judith Butler is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
Judith Butler Contingency, Hegemony, Universality

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Joseph Smith, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
Joseph Smith, Jr. The Joseph Smith Papers: Journals, Volume 1, 1832-1839

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+ - 115 133
Richard Nixon is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
Richard Nixon Richard Nixon: Speeches, Writings, Documents

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+ - 89 64
Jerry B. Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
Jerry B. Jenkins Armageddon, Desecration, Assassins

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John Grisham is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
John Grisham The Firm, A Time to Kill, The Firm