Kamala Harris’s 2019 Memoir Earned Her Just $234 in Royalties, Records Show


She may be the vice president of the United States, but it appears that Kamala Harris’s 2019 memoir was not a roaring success. 

According to a series of financial disclosures released this week, Harris earned a risible $234 off her 2019 memoir, “The Truths We Hold.”


The book was published before Harris was chosen as Joe Biden’s running mate. However, Harris was still a sitting senator for California and a leading candidate for the Democratic nomination at the time.

The book is described by Penguin as follows:

The daughter of immigrants and civil rights activists, Vice President Kamala Harris was raised in a California community that cared deeply about social justice. As she rose to prominence as a political leader, her experiences would become her guiding light as she grappled with an array of complex issues and learned to bring a voice to the voiceless.

Now, in The Truths We Hold, Harris reckons with the big challenges we face together. Drawing on the hard-won wisdom and insight from her own career and the work of those who have most inspired her, she communicates a vision of shared struggle, shared purpose, and shared values as we confront the great work of our day.

Harris also delved into children’s writing, authoring the 2019 book “Superheroes Are Everywhere,” which earned her a slightly more respectable $8,488. 


“Superheroes Are Everywhere” is described as such:

Before Kamala Harris was elected to the vice presidency, she was a little girl who loved superheroes. When she looked around, she was amazed to find them everywhere! In her family, amongst her friends, even down the street – there were superheroes wherever she looked. And those superheroes showed her that all you need to do to be a superhero is be the best that you can be.

In this joyful picture book that speaks directly to children, Kamala Harris takes readers through her life and shows them that the power to make the world a better place is inside all of us. With fun, engaging illustrations by Mechal Renee Roe, as well as a guide to being your very own superhero, this book is sure to have young readers taking up the superhero mantle (cape and mask optional).

However, not all of Harris’s books have been a flop. She is still earning considerable money from her “Smart on Crime,” a 2009 criminal justice policy book she wrote while working as San Francisco’s district attorney, which earned her a hefty $359,000 in 2020 and $456,000 in 2021. 


Also included in her financial disclosures were Beyoncé concert tickets gifted to her by the singer herself. The tickets were said to have a market value of nearly $1,700. She also received $1,890 tickets to the December 2023 Cricket Celebration Bowl game in Atlanta.

Despite writing her worldview out for the world to see, it appears that the American public has not taken to Harris as well as she may have hoped. A national survey in March found that 52 percent of voters disapprove of her performance since taking office in 2021, while just 36 percent approve.