Pinkett Smith released her autobiography, Worthy, on October 17 but the book is making little impact on multiple bestseller lists.
Newsweek has contacted Pinkett Smith’s representatives via email for comment.
On Amazon Books, the world’s most popular book selling site, according to Statista, Worthy sits at number 81 on its bestseller list and at the time of writing had gained only 114 ratings and 64 reviews. It failed to make the top 100 on the Kindle e-reader chart, where it had only sold 2,700 copies by the end of last week.
Pinkett Smith’s memoir has been outsold by a number of other celebrities’ titles, including Arnold Schwarzenegger’s self-help book, Be Useful: Seven Tools for Life, and Britney Spears’ hotly anticipated The Woman In Me.
Full House star John Stamos’ memoir has also outsold Worthy to rank at number 36 on Barnes & Noble’s weekly best seller list.
Customer reviews of Worthy on Amazon Books have been divided.
“I read mostly biography, almost never fiction. I watched all episodes of red table talk so was looking forward to this book. There is nothing new here and it is not even well written. You can skip this book. I applaud the effort in the writing and telling of a personal journey,” wrote one person.
However, another said: “I preordered this book and I’m not the least bit disappointed. I have been a fan of Jada Pinkett-Smith since her time on A Different World. This book gets to the heart of who she is and how she became that way. As a black woman this book is relatable. Very good read.”
A third wrote: “What a stupid, stupid book. Completely not worth the money. After about 30 pages I had had enough.”
Another comment reads: “I can’t believe how dull – flat – and just plain uninteresting this memoir was.”
Pinkett Smith shocked the public when she recently admitted that she and husband Will Smith have been “living separate lives” since 2016. She made the revelation during an interview with NBC News’ Hota Kotb ahead of Worthy’s release.