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The Lamest Authors of All Time 

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Updated September 7, 2019 72.6k votes 10.7k voters 157k views 102 items

List Rules Author of any work of fiction

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.

list ordered by
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Stephenie Meyer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse
2
L. Ron Hubbard is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
Dianetics: The Evolution of a Science, Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health, Battlefield Earth
3
E. L. James is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
nebosoapco added Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, Fifty Shades Freed
Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, and Fifty Shades Freed 
 
 
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Ann Coulter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
Guilty: Liberal "Victims" and Their Assault on America, If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans
5
Glenn Beck is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
jschro1861 added An Inconvenient Book, Arguing with Idiots, The Overton Window
6
Rush Limbaugh is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
jschro1861 added The Way Things Ought to Be, See, I Told You So
7
Bill O'Reilly is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
bjr24 added Killing Lincoln, Culture Warrior, Those Who Trespass
8
Adolf Hitler is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
Mein Kampf, Zweites Buch, The Complete Hitler: A Digital Desktop Reference to His Speeches & Proclamations 1932-1945
9
George W. Bush is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
Gallowayism added A Charge to Keep, In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir, Decision Points
10
Joseph Stalin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
Endrata4789 added On the great patriotic war of the Soviet union, Correspondence Between Stalin, Roosevelt
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Nicholas Sparks is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
The Last Song, The Notebook, A Walk to Remember
12
Ayn Rand is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
Atlas Shrugged, The Fountainhead, The Fountainhead
13
Zane is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
bjr24 added Purple Panties, Dear G-Spot: Straight Talk About Sex and Love, The heat seekers
14
Joseph Smith, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
Trioxin245 added The Joseph Smith Papers: Journals, Volume 1, 1832-1839
15
Kevin Trudeau is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
WulfmannJake added The Weight-Loss Cure "They" Don't Want You to Know About, Natural Cures "They" Don't Want You to Know About, More Natural Cures Revealed
16
Al Sharpton is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
bjr24 added Man Behind the Sound Bite, Go and tell Pharaoh, The Rejected Stone: Al Sharpton and the Path to American Leadership
17
George H. W. Bush is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
Gallowayism added A World Transformed: The Collapse of the Soviet Empire, The Unification of Germany, Tiananmen Square
18
D. B. Weiss is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
karrar.alshanan added Halo, Lucky Wander Boy
19
Bob Larson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
Trioxin245 added Satanism, The Best Tool You Can Buy, Larson's Book of World Religions and Alternative Spirituality
20
Michael Moore is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
FoggyEye added Bowling for Columbine, Sicko, Roger & Me
21
David Benioff is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
karrar.alshanan added X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Troy, 25th Hour
22
Keith Olbermann is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
muzziac added The Worst Person in the World
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Ray Comfort is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
Trioxin245 added My Friends Are Dying!, 180, Thanks a Million!
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Nora Roberts is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
Irish Thoroughbred, Sweet revenge, Spellbound
25
Hillary Clinton is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
It Takes a Village, Dear Socks, Dear Buddy