Skip to comments.Sen. Edward Kennedy pondering book about his career, views on historic events, aide says
Posted on 09/15/2007 6:55:59 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
NEW YORK Sen. Edward Kennedy has held preliminary discussions with publishers about writing a book on his career, an adviser to the senator told The Associated Press on Saturday.
Kennedy, whose books in recent years include a policy work and a children's story, has retained Washington, D.C., attorney Robert Barnett. Barnett's many literary clients include former President Clinton, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan.
After many years of being requested to do so, and after writing several other books in recent years, Sen. Kennedy has decided to consider the possibility of writing a book about his career and his views about some of the most critical historical events in modern times, said Kennedy adviser Stephanie Cutter.
When and if the time comes, we'll announce further details.
Asked if the book might go beyond his Senate record into such personal history as the assassinations of John and Robert Kennedy, Cutter said there have only been a few preliminary meetings.
It's premature to even describe the book. It doesn't exist yet, she said.
According to Cutter, the immediate inspiration for a possible book was an oral history project about Kennedy's public life that was launched in 2004 in conjunction with the Miller Center at the University of Virginia. The project, expected to last several years, will include interviews with the senator, family members, colleagues, journalists, foreign leaders and others.
Cutter said the project refocused his attention on the enormous progress we've made in civil rights, equal opportunity and justice, as well as the critical challenges we face in the future.
Despite his obvious interest in his own record, Kennedy, 75, has no plans to retire, Cutter said, noting that he was re-elected last year. The Massachusetts Democrat is the reigning patriarch of one of the country's most famous, and tragic, political dynasties.
He has served in the Senate since 1962, emerging as a leading legislator and voice of liberalism while enduring the deaths of his brothers, the breakup of his first marriage and numerous other personal trials.
People would certainly want to hear what he has to say; among the Kennedys still living, he is one of the few who can go back into the relationships to his two brothers, says historian Robert Dallek, who has written a best-selling biography of President Kennedy.
Kennedy's previous works include My Senator and Me, a children's story, and America Back on Track. He has been the subject of countless books and cooperated with one author, Adam Clymer, for a biography that came out in 1999.
His view on historic events?
a little blurry, perhaps.... hic
How’s this for some titles: “If I drowned her” or “A Bridge Too Far”?
Don’t forget to have add a chapter covering young females who you screwed over or killed.......
Historic events...Like Easter in Palm Beach with William Kennedy Smith?
In this Friday, Sept. 7, 2007 picture, Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., listens during a news conference on higher education on Capitol Hill in Washington. Kennedy has held preliminary discussions with publishers about writing a book about his career, an adviser to the senator told The Associated Press on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Ted Kennedy had to have gotten some sort of secret liver transplant. No way an alcoholic can live to be 75 years old.
The Soviet Union would win the cold war, or even win before that, in his revision of history.
In other words, stuff that happened to him for no particular reason, like Chappaquiddick.
Here’s the fat pig’s book - an advance copy: http://drinkingliberally.org/store/mixology/cover.jpg
he may have to have a separate chapter for each of his nephews.. why are the kennedy gals so tame by comparison..?
How To Be a Worthless Drunkard And Still Spend Thirty Years in the Senate...by Edward M. Kennedy
He will earmark funds to buy 1m copies for the Library of Congress.
Thanks for saving me the trouble of posting it.
Just as long as they don’t have any pics from that one Easter weekend.
maybe he has some of his daddys old stash of fine whiskey left.. Ol’ Joe bootlegged oodles of it years ago, made a fortune that way..
An Oldsmobile Over Troubled Water
How I Killed Mary Jo and Got Away With It
Drinking with Teddy
Drunk, Fat, and Stupid...How To Capitalize On Your Family Name by Duping Stupid Massachusetts Voters And Look Bad Doing It
Dad Was Wrong...Fat, Drunk And Stupid Served Me Just Fine
Yeah....I was thinking that there should be a chapter on Swimming.
Boy, that’ll rocket to the top of Amazon.com.
Barabra Streisand will probably buy a million copies just to save the good senator embarrassment.
Then again, maybe she won’t.
Wonder what he’ll have to say about Chappaquidick?
It better come with crayons because I’m not spending extra on a box.
InebriNation: A drunk’s efforts to destroy a nation.
Heâs co-writing it with OJ and itâs called how we got away with it...
These aholes believe the Kennedy’s to be second only to the Pope, or perhaps the equivalent of. Being a Democrat in this state is a cult, much like Islam.
Kerry and Kennedy are an embarassment to the Country, but here in Masshole land, they are the Union Choice.
Any state that can elect Governor Teletubbie (Tinkie Winkie) deserves to be isolated from the Democratic Republic of the United States. You all should revolt!
Let me sell my property first!!
Wonder what hell have to say about Chappaquidick?
I’m not paying retail to find out (or even buying any by-product of his memory. the best parts’ll be online in no time). ;-)
“You Can Fool Enough of the People Enough of the Time”: Old, wrinkled cover, nothing but blank pages inside.
Printing cost will be reduced with the book being written on the back of old Chavis bottle labels from the Kennedy Collection. Notes and Appendix will be written on an old waterlogged Oldsmobile Operators Manual.
“he may have to have a separate chapter for each of his nephews.. why are the kennedy gals so tame by comparison..?”
Rosemary Kennedy, sister to John, Robert, and Edward Kennedy, was given a lobotomy when her father complained to doctors about the mildly retarded girls embarrassing new interest in boys.
Wonder if he will write about the waitress sandwich he had with Chris Dodd?
It will be on the card table “This book is free because we can’t get rid of it”?
I can’t wait. A 450 lb book that no one understands until after the eighth cocktail.
After seeing for himself what the Fight for Freedom was really all about while personally touring a then Free South Vietnam at the very beginning of the Vietnam War in 1965 ( See 5th Photo down - http://www.lzxray.com/guyer_set1.htm ),
...Sen. TED KENNEDY later went on to fool a post-WATERGATE Democrat Congress into cutting off our funding for the then Free South Vietnamese People to fight for their own Freedom with.
This just as the Communist Soviet Union, as revealed by now open KGB Files, had given $6 Billion for over 600 Tanks, 1,000’s of mobile artillery pieces and tons of Ammunition to the invading Communist North Vietnamese People for their planned ‘Final Solution’ in the Free South.
Horridly bringing down upon the once Free South Vietnamese People:
Pictures of a vietnamese Re-Education (SLAVE LABOR) Camp
..”JOURNEY from the FALL”.. Movie Premieres = Fall of Saigon CLARITY..
And not one comment yet about Adam Clymer, the tall tale-teller formerly of the New York Times? Must be a real busy weekend for posters.
Doubtless, this book will have to be printed on waterproof paper. Oh, alcohol proof paper too.
How about “It Takes a Village Idiot”
President JFK inspired America to go to Earth’s Moon before the Communists during the Cold War 1960’s.
On the weeked that America finally did launch Men to Earth’s Moon before anyone else, a murdered JFK’s Brother Sen. TED KENNEDY opted out of personally viewing the Florida launch in favor of partying with office interns at Martha’s Vineyard.
And the rest, as they say, is History..?
“Drowning Miss Mary?”
Whose going to write it for him? Kennedy’s don’t write their own books.
Anything in there about his early swimming career?
Oh, that it could be written posthumously.
ROTFL! Oh, that is just inspired! Love the bubbles coming out of his mouth!
Oh, I won’t waste my time reading it.
And Mary Jo Kopechne was unavailable for comment.