-- Sold almost 100,000 copies in hardcover
-- Sparked worldwide controversy both inside and outside the Catholic Church
-- Spent five weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and appeared on the Newsday, Boston Globe, New York Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, NCIBA, and Independent bestseller lists
-- A Book-of-the-Month Club, History Book Club, and QuaLity Paperback Book Club Selection
-- Excerpted in Vanity Fair
-- As seen on "Sixty Minutes"