Herman Cain Memoir Hits Top 10 on Amazon.com

October 4, 2011 - 1:30 PM
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Republican presidential candidate, Herman Cain, talks to the media after a meeting with real estate developer Donald Trump, Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

NEW YORK (AP) — Herman Cain is surging in the polls and on the best-seller charts.

"This is Herman Cain," a newly released memoir by the businessman and Republican presidential candidate, was in the top 10 on Amazon.com as of Tuesday afternoon.

Interest in the book has soared since Cain unexpectedly won the Florida straw poll on Sept. 24.

The former head of Godfather's Pizza has been widely regarded as a longshot for the nomination, but is now among the GOP leaders in new surveys from North Carolina, West Virginia and Nebraska.

His rise has come at the same time support has dropped for Texas Gov. Rick Perry.