Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Another Famous Person Gets a Book Deal

It must be nice to be famous. Sometimes you get an honorary degree without working for it. Other times you get a book deal when you can't really write. Or perhaps your memoir at the ripe old age of forty-five.

Hence, the latest: Sarah Palin. The gift that just won't fade away and govern her great state of Alaska. The ever so entertaining Republican feels she has been misrepresented too much in the media, so she has signed a book deal for an undisclosed amount.

Although Palin says she would like to put her journalism degree to work in writing the book, of course a writer will be hired to help her. According to AP Politics:
"Palin will collaborate on the book with a professional writer, who is expected to be chosen soon."
Perhaps the cover will have some turkeys on it, or perhaps her view of Russia through binoculars. Most likely it will have her family paraded across the front as they were during the campaign.

Either way, HarperCollins jumped on the idea of a book by Palin:

HarperCollins President and CEO Brian Murray said in a written statement that "Governor Palin is one of the most charismatic, inspiring and controversial figures to appear on the national political stage for many years. She has a fascinating story to tell and we look forward to publishing what surely will be a captivating book," he said.

Captivating? Really? Well, perhaps humorous without the intention of being so. But, I think I'll take a pass. I haven't always seen her as the brightest bulb and although I was certain she wasn't qualified to be vice president, I'm even more certain she isn't qualified to be a writer. Besides, who wants to read a story so redneck-sounding that it cuts off all the "g's" at the end of "ing" words.

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