Authors 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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1,775 453
Stephenie Meyer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse

2
1,448 236
E. L. James is listed (or ranked) 2 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 
 
 

3
1,229 448
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

4
954 679
Ayn Rand is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
Atlas Shrugged, The Fountainhead, The Fountainhead

5
573 340
Michael Moore is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
FoggyEye added Bowling for Columbine, Sicko, Roger & Me

6
772 495
Ann Coulter is listed (or ranked) 6 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

7
638 392
Rush Limbaugh is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
jschro1861 added The Way Things Ought to Be, See, I Told You So

8
557 347
George W. Bush is listed (or ranked) 8 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

9
591 302
Nicholas Sparks is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
The Last Song, The Notebook, A Walk to Remember

10
558 245
Glenn Beck is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
jschro1861 added An Inconvenient Book, Arguing with Idiots, The Overton Window

11
622 514
Barack Obama is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
bjr24 added Dreams from My Father, The Audacity of Hope, Change We Can Believe In

12
382 203
Joseph Stalin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
Endrata4789 added On the great patriotic war of the Soviet union, Correspondence Between Stalin, Roosevelt

13
269 102
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
471 237
Bill O'Reilly is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
bjr24 added Killing Lincoln, Culture Warrior, Those Who Trespass

15
566 524
Karl Marx is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
jschro1861 added The Communist Manifesto, Das Kapital, The Poverty of Philosophy

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280 100
George Soros is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
Endrata4789 added 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

17
686 689
Dan Brown is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, The Lost Symbol

18
723 575
Adolf Hitler is listed (or ranked) 18 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

19
405 193
Hillary Clinton is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
It Takes a Village, Dear Socks, Dear Buddy

20
416 314
James Patterson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
Kiss the Girls, Violets Are Blue, 7th Heaven

21
305 326
Dean Koontz is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
Phantoms, Phantoms, Watchers

22
261 185
Nora Roberts is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
Irish Thoroughbred, Sweet revenge, Spellbound

23
124 41
Al Sharpton is listed (or ranked) 23 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

24
132 34
Lena Dunham is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
bjr24 added Tiny Furniture, Nobody Walks, Not That Kind of Girl

25
193 154
Terry Goodkind is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Lamest Authors of All Time
Wizard's First Rule, The Sword of Truth, Boxed Set I