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Meerkat Memoir Hits No. 1 Spot in Celebrity Autobiography Battle

posted 5 Dec 2010, 09:31 by Sam Mbale   [ updated 5 Dec 2010, 09:33 ]

Dec. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The autobiography of Russian meerkat Aleksandr Orlov, the founder of, has officially become a No.1 bestseller, outselling all other celebrity memoirs currently on release in the UK, including: Stephen FryCheryl ColeMichael MacIntyre, Lord Sugar, Chris Evans and Keith Richards.

Since it was launched in late October, 'A Simples Life, My Life & Times' has edged steadily up The Sunday Times' bestseller chart to its current position at the top spot.  It is now on course to become the Christmas No.1 bestselling book, with bookmakers William Hill having the autobiography as third favourite at 7/1.

Commenting on the achievement, Mark Vile, Marketing Director at, said: "Its fair to say that we are absolutely delighted with how people have responded to Aleksandr's autobiography and how successful A Simples Life has really been."

Aleksandr Orlov said: "Competition was tougher than Putin's bicep, but the British peoples have demonstrate that they have excellent taste in readings material. I even beat ex British President Mr Blair. My papa would be so proud. "

He added: " When I original release book I was hope that royalties would be enough for re-marble roof on Orlov mansion. Well now that it have reach number one I am please to say that not only will I be able to re-marble roof but I will have enough left over for make of marble helipad! What a bonus."

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About Aleksandr Orlov

Aleksandr Orlov has amassed over 750,000 Facebook fans and around 40,000 followers on Twitter since the first TV adverts aired in January 2009. His recent iSimples iphone application has attracted over 700,000 subscribers, reaching No.1 on the iTunes free app download chart.  His catchphrase 'Simples' has even entered the Oxford English Dictionary. Last Christmas when 5,000 of the limited edition Aleksandr soft toys went on sale in Harrods, demand was so high, rather than sell them the retailer decided to give them to local children's charities instead.