Top Ten Worst Authors

These are the people who claim to be authors but really just create boring, talentless books and give writers a bad example. But it is very rare and that's a good thing.
The Top Ten
1 Adolf Hitler Adolf Hitler (April 20, 1889 - April 30, 1945) was a German politician of Austrian descent who served as the leader of the Nazi Party since 1921, Chancellor of Germany since 1933, and Führer of Nazi Germany since 1934. As dictator of Nazi Germany, he reversed the Treaty of Versailles, initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939, and was a central figure of the Holocaust. He committed suicide two days before Soviet soldiers stormed his underground shelter in Berlin.

Why read a book about the struggle when he thinks we could save Germany and yet made it so much worse, literally everyone hated him.

Why would anyone, who isn't a massive Hitler sympathizing racist idiot, would want to read about his Kampf (struggle)?

I think mass genocide is worse than the other authors here.

Duh! The worst person in history needs to be at the top!

2 Stephenie Meyer

And then that unmemorable fanfiction of twilight that is fifty shades of gray. we had to suffer through those

It's her fault the world had to go through the torture that is Twilight

I like your style

3 Donald Trump Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is an American businessman, television personality, politician, and the 45th President of the United States. Born and raised in Queens, New York City, Donald J. Trump received an economics degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1968. In 1971, Donald Trump took charge of his family's real estate and construction firm, Elizabeth Trump & Son, which was later rebranded as The Trump Organization. During his career as a businessman, Donald Trump has built, renovated, and managed numerous office towers, hotels, casinos, and golf courses. He owned the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants from 1996 to 2015 and has lent the use of his more.
4 E. L. James
5 Paris Hilton Paris Whitney Hilton is an American businesswoman, socialite, television personality, model, actress, singer, DJ, and author.

She's an author?

6 Karl Marx Karl Heinrich Marx ( 5 May 1818 – 14 March 1883) was a German philosopher, critic of political economy, economist, historian, sociologist, political theorist, journalist and socialist revolutionary. His best-known titles are the 1848 pamphlet The Communist Manifesto and the four-volume Das Kapital (1867–1883). Marx's political and philosophical thought had enormous influence on subsequent intellectual, economic, and political history. His name has been used as an adjective, a noun, and a school of social theory.

This man caused so many wars. The Soviet Union, China, Vietnam, North Korea, and Cuba wouldn't exist and be so cruel if the book wasn't published.

For one thing, he is an actual writer, which I believe puts him ahead of Bieber automatically. Second, he wrote the "Communist Manifesto", which introduced one of the most, if not THE most, evil governments in history. And the communist governments actually operated under a WEAKER version of communism. Marx's original version is far, far worse than, say, Stalin's was. The other authors may be bad writers, but that's all they are-bad writers. Karl Marx, with his writing, created pure evil. There is absolutely no reason why he should not be number one.

Supreme example of the insolence in German academia of the 19th century. Edgy. Self-righteous. Not applicable to reality.

7 Glenn Beck
8 Ann Coulter Ann Hart Coulter is an American conservative social and political commentator, writer, syndicated columnist, and lawyer.

Only those who are mindless fat rednecks wouldn't include her on this list.

9 L. Ron Hubbard Lafayette Ronald Hubbard (March 13, 1911 – January 24, 1986) was an American author of science fiction and fantasy stories who founded the Church of Scientology. In 1950, Hubbard authored Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health and established a series of organizations to promote Dianetics. In 1952, Hubbard lost the rights to Dianetics in bankruptcy proceedings, and he subsequently founded Scientology. Thereafter, Hubbard oversaw the growth of the Church of Scientology into a worldwide organization. more.

To be frank, I view the Church of Scientology through the same lens I view the Branch Davidians, and I even reckon that the Scientologists have killed their fair share of people to boot. Plus, their influence on mainstream entertainment is remarkably immoral. Hubbard is to be directly blame for all of it, and he did it for fun. Obviously, he was not as harmful of a man as Hitler, Stalin, Mao, etc. but he was nearly as wretched.

Wrote terrible sci-fi novels, then made one of his sci-fi novels into a terrible religion

10 Charles Darwin Charles Robert Darwin ( 12 February 1809 – 19 April 1882) was an English naturalist, geologist and biologist, best known for his contributions to evolutionary biology. His proposition that all species of life have descended from a common ancestor is now widely accepted and considered a fundamental concept in science. In a joint publication with Alfred Russel Wallace, he introduced his scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection, in which the struggle for existence has a similar effect to the artificial selection involved in selective breeding. Darwin has been described as one of the most influential figures in human history, more.

Wrote one of the most meaningful books in science doesn't deserve to be on this list

The Contenders
11 Barack Obama Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is an American politician who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. He was the first African-American president of the United States. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served as a U.S. senator from Illinois from 2005 to 2008 and as an Illinois state senator from 1997 to 2004.
12 Hillary Clinton Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton (born October 26, 1947) is an American politician, diplomat, and former lawyer who served as the 67th United States secretary of state from 2009 to 2013, as a United States senator representing New York from 2001 to 2009, and as first lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001 as the wife of President Bill Clinton. A member of the Democratic Party, she was the party's nominee for president in the 2016 presidential election, becoming the first woman to win a presidential nomination by a major U.S. political party; Clinton won the popular vote, but lost the Electoral College vote, thereby losing the election to Donald Trump.
13 Rachel Renée Russell

We have different opinions and this is how the real-world works. You are entitled to your own opinion, but you don't have the right to bash other's thoughts or force your opinion into our minds.
I'm sorry to say this, but Rachel Renee Russell is one of the most terrible authors and isn't a very good person. We have the right to state opinions and I'm sorry to say this.

I have evidence. That's right, facts and lists don't care about your feelings, so you go get a life.

I really don't like her and Dork Diaries is her worst series ever.

14 Ayn Rand

She didn't seem particularly intelligent, to put it lightly.

She's definitely the unrestrained id of Capitalism.

15 Alex Jones Alexander Emric Jones is an American radio show host and conspiracy theorist. He hosts The Alex Jones Show from Austin, Texas, which airs on the Genesis Communications Network across the United States and online.

His "novels" make me want to shoot myself.

He's a little nutty!

16 Thomas Dixon Jr.
17 J.K. Rowling Joanne Rowling, CH, OBE, FRSL, FRCPE, writing under the pen names J. K. Rowling and Robert Galbraith, is a British novelist, philanthropist, film and television producer and screenwriter best known for writing the Harry Potter fantasy series.

I believe prose doesn't get the same pass as other forms of media such as visual entertainment when it comes to enjoying the kids/family genre as an adult. The reason I believe that is because the visual medium is digestible and understandable for life, whereas prose is inevitably outgrown. Most adults simply don't find much worth in immature writing. Somehow, Harry Potter as a franchise has infected the minds of countless millennials and older zoomers and its effects last a lifetime. Since I didn't grow up with Harry Potter (the series simply never intrigued me), I don't experience any nostalgia for the novels or movies. I think so-called "Harry Potter adults" are experiencing the series through rose-tinted glasses, because what Harry Potter, as a story, is nothing more than a power fantasy. Never before or since have I personally been taken aback by the sheer selfishness of a wish-fulfillment story, and the Wizarding World basically mirrors the world of Muggles in its ...more

Harry Potter is a crappy, overrated book series. It basically starts out with "poor Harry, look at how he is unfairly treated by EVERYONE in sight! " *sniffles* The plot is unrealistic if a kid got adopted/taken in by another relative, you'd think the SCHOOL would call CPS based on how unprepared and underdressed he is at school.
Then all of a sudden he becomes this famous, prophesised, beautiful child, and everything goes right for him without even trying.
I know people will hate this, but it's MY opinion

Hermione is black. Harry is gay. Ron is bisexual. Dumbledore had an affair with one of the male wizard teachers in the university. What's next? She calls the readers gay? And she's a SJW just trying too hard.

She's transphobic and potentially racist. Rowling is a terrible writer and her books are terrible as well.

18 Marquis de Sade
19 James Patterson James Brendan Patterson is an American author and philanthropist. Among his works are the Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, Women's Murder Club, Maximum Ride, Daniel X, NYPD Red, Witch and Wizard, and Private series, as well as many stand-alone thrillers, non-fiction and romance novels.

He is literally an idiot to write such illicit novels like Maximum Ride and Murder suspect whatnot. I hate him

Utter, utter, utter, utter s..
Well, you get it.

20 Niccolò Machiavelli
21 Rush Limbaugh Rush Hudson Limbaugh III (January 12, 1951 – February 17, 2021) was an American radio personality, conservative political commentator, author, and television show host. He was best known as the host of his radio show The Rush Limbaugh Show, which was nationally syndicated on AM and FM radio stations. more.
22 George W. Bush George Walker Bush is an American politician and businessman who was born in July 6, 1946. He served as the 43rd President of the United States from 2001 to 2009 and 46th Governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000. He is the eldest son of Barbara and George H. W.
23 George R. R. Martin George Raymond Richard Martin (born George Raymond Martin), also known as George R. R. Martin, is an American author known for his epic fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire, which was later adapted into the famous HBO series Game of Thrones.

Martin is simply overrated. All high fantasy authors owe the majority of their inspiration to Tolkien, but George seems to be more concerned with being a Tolkien tribute act than cultivating and identity of his own. Yet another pop culture author who verifies the belief that mainstream entertainment is often shallow and unchallenging.

"If I were really cynical I would start some medieval sword and sorcery thing, say it's a trilogy, then keep writing it for the rest of my life."
-George R. R. Martin, 1981

Doesn't matter how many Rs you add to your name, if you write rape-porn for self indulgent wallowers, and do nothing to bring recognition, compassion to the evils of war, you are still just a dirty old man who has contributed nothing towards the betterment of society. His popularity and lack of legitimate commentary just goes to show how sick humans are.

24 Aleister Crowley Aleister Crowley was an English occultist, ceremonial magician, poet, painter, novelist, and mountaineer. He founded the religion of Thelema, identifying himself as the prophet entrusted with guiding humanity into the Æon of Horus in the early 20th century.
25 Mao Zedong Mao Zedong, also transliterated as Mao Tse-tung and commonly referred to as Chairman Mao, was a Chinese communist revolutionary and founding father of the People's Republic of China, which he governed as Chairman of the Communist Party of China from its establishment in 1949, until his death in 1976. more.
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