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The Lamest Authors of All Time 

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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
Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse
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E. L. James is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
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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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L. Ron Hubbard is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
Dianetics: The Evolution of a Science, Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health, Battlefield Earth
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D. B. Weiss is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
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Halo, Lucky Wander Boy
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David Benioff is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
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X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Troy, 25th Hour
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Ayn Rand is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
Atlas Shrugged, The Fountainhead, The Fountainhead
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Ann Coulter is listed (or ranked) 7 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
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Rush Limbaugh is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
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The Way Things Ought to Be, See, I Told You So
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Michael Moore is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
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Bowling for Columbine, Sicko, Roger & Me
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Glenn Beck is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
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An Inconvenient Book, Arguing with Idiots, The Overton Window
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Bill O'Reilly is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
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Killing Lincoln, Culture Warrior, Those Who Trespass
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George W. Bush is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
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A Charge to Keep, In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir, Decision Points
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Joseph Stalin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
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On the great patriotic war of the Soviet union, Correspondence Between Stalin, Roosevelt
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Zane is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
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Purple Panties, Dear G-Spot: Straight Talk About Sex and Love, The heat seekers
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Adolf Hitler is listed (or ranked) 15 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
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Nicholas Sparks is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
The Last Song, The Notebook, A Walk to Remember
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Barack Obama is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
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Dreams from My Father, The Audacity of Hope, Change We Can Believe In
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Al Sharpton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
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Man Behind the Sound Bite, Go and tell Pharaoh, The Rejected Stone: Al Sharpton and the Path to American Leadership
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Lena Dunham is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
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Tiny Furniture, Nobody Walks, Not That Kind of Girl
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Karl Marx is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
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The Communist Manifesto, Das Kapital, The Poverty of Philosophy
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Hillary Clinton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
It Takes a Village, Dear Socks, Dear Buddy
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Bob Larson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
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Satanism, The Best Tool You Can Buy, Larson's Book of World Religions and Alternative Spirituality
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John Knowles is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
A Separate Peace, Spark Notes A Separate Peace, Phineas
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Kevin Trudeau is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
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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
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Dean Koontz is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
Phantoms, Watchers, Demon Seed