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The Lamest Authors of All Time

Updated July 5, 2021 68.9k votes 11.3k voters 165.9k views100 items

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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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  • 1
    1,460
    804

    Ann Coulter

    Guilty: Liberal "Victims" and Their Assault on America, If Democrats Had Any Brains
  • 2
    929
    506

    Glenn Beck

    An Inconvenient Book, Arguing with Idiots
  • 3
    1,136
    631

    Rush Limbaugh

    The Way Things Ought to Be, See
  • 4
    255
    67

    Kevin Trudeau

    The Weight-Loss Cure "They" Don't Want You to Know About, Natural Cures "They" Don't Want You to Know About
  • 5
    946
    527

    Bill O'Reilly

    Killing Lincoln, Culture Warrior
  • 6
    306
    144

    Joseph Smith, Jr.

    The Joseph Smith Papers: Journals, Volume 1
  • 7
    170
    57

    Ray Comfort

    My Friends Are Dying!, 180
  • 8
    196
    79

    Bob Larson

    Satanism, The Best Tool You Can Buy
  • 9
    2,257
    1,323

    EL James

    Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker
    Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, and Fifty Shades Freed 
     
     
  • 10
    1,811
    1,300

    L. Ron Hubbard

    Dianetics: The Evolution of a Science, Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health
  • 11
    351
    205

    Al Sharpton

    Man Behind the Sound Bite, Go and tell Pharaoh
  • 12
    1,210
    902

    Adolf Hitler

    Mein Kampf, Zweites Buch
  • 13
    272
    137

    Keith Olbermann

    The Worst Person in the World
  • 14
    2,279
    1,758

    Stephenie Meyer

    Twilight, New Moon
  • 15
    281
    170

    Richard Nixon

    Richard Nixon: Speeches, Writings
  • 16
    289
    160

    Chelsea Handler

    My Horizontal Life, Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang
  • 17
    825
    613

    Joseph Stalin

    On the great patriotic war of the Soviet union, Correspondence Between Stalin
  • 18
    360
    228

    George H. W. Bush

    A World Transformed: The Collapse of the Soviet Empire, The Unification of Germany
  • 19
    5,039
    226

    D. B. Weiss

    Halo, Lucky Wander Boy
  • 20
    4,996
    239

    David Benioff

    X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Troy
  • 21
    880
    673

    George W. Bush

    A Charge to Keep, In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir
  • 22
    150
    66

    Mike Greenberg

    The Poetics of Cities, Synthesis
  • 23
    142
    69

    James Redfield

    The Celestine Prophecy, The Celestine Prophecy
  • 24
    521
    227

    Lena Dunham

    Tiny Furniture, Nobody Walks
  • 25
    712
    601

    Nicholas Sparks

    The Last Song, The Notebook
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