Skip to comments.Michael Schiavo Shopping His Book
Posted on 06/18/2005 5:52:16 AM PDT by veronica
Less than three months after his instructions to starve his wife to death were carried out by court order, Michael Schiavo is seeking a book deal.
Schiavo is in Manhattan, reports the New York Post - "shopping his book proposal among publishers."
"The timing couldn't be better," the Post notes, with news of his wife's autopsy on the front page of every newspaper this week.
Schiavo's book agent, David Vigliano, told the paper: "I think this is a seminal right to die with dignity story."
Schiavo's story, however, may not be over just yet.
Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said Friday he may ask prosecutors to probe questions about Michael's conduct on the night of his wife's collapse 15 years ago, which left her mentally disabled. :
"I think this is a seminal right to die with dignity story."
Death by dehydration and/or starvation against one's will is not an illustration of dignity, sir.
"Schiavo's story, however, may not be over just yet"
Or a 'How To ______________' book. Fill in the blank.
Isn't Fuhrman's book also a "ka-ching" opportunity?
well, isn't this the way things are done today?
Something dreadful happens, everyone wants to rush to write books about it and make $$$'s. I am certainly not suprised.
It was not so much a right-to-die or right-to-life story as it was a story about who speaks for a person when she cannot speak for herself.
... at least the flowers in her room had water
Wishing there were a way to let publishers know beforehand, how unhappy some folks will be with the publisher of MS's book. I will not be content just to refrain from buying the book.
I for one, will not buy his book, watch his movie, or give him water if he asks.
I wonder if the word "Shame" can be found in the book ?
Or he may not.
One great big hunk of finger in the wind...smelling like baloney.
A serial is the only route for him because he will be haunted and hunted in many unique ways every day for the rest of his life.
Last I heard, Fuhrman didn't order his wife killed by dehydration and starvation. I will not buy a book by a guy who just got away with murder.
People are angry enough that some will actively interfere with book sales.
"It was not so much a right-to-die or right-to-life story as it was a story about who speaks for a person when she cannot speak for herself."
This has become my chant, and I think you and I are among the few who hear it.
Bush met with Fuhrman recently. That's probably when he heard that Fuhrman had some evidence of timeline discrepancies. Bush is just covering himself.
I suspect you have a different meaning for "speaking for someone who can't speak for herself" than I would. Last I heard, assisted suicide has been, and still is, illegal in Florida. Since Terri's condition wasn't terminal, even IF she did tell Michael she "wouldn't want to live that way," killing her as he did was every bit as criminal as anything the famed "Dr. Death" did, and he ended up in jail for it.
At least, in his case, the people definitely made such statements, often signed and notarized. In the Schiavo case, there was just the word of a husband who "suddenly remembered" it some years after the fact, and almost immediately after he collected his settlement for her "care." None of her family heard her say any such thing, and none of her actual friends did either--I say "actual" because a lot of people are touting her sister-in-law (Michael's sister) as her "best friend" when that was most certainly not the case.
I just hope he will do the right thing, even if it's for the wrong reasons.