Skip to comments.Exclusive: Scott Brown plans memoir
Posted on 02/10/2010 7:31:03 AM PST by MarkAccord
The man with the truck will soon be the man with a book.
Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.), the party's hottest elected official, has decided to write a book that combines memoir and inspiration.
Gail Gitcho, his new Senate communications director, tells POLITICO: Senator Brown is honored and humbled to be approached by many people who want him to tell his inspirational personal story about his life leading up to his election as a United State Senator from Massachusetts. He will tell his story in a book in hopes of providing insight and encouragement to others and also to ensure that the record is complete and accurate.
"Part of the book proceeds will be donated to charity," Gitcho continued. "Senator Brown will work with a collaborator so he can continue to focus fully on his service to the people of Massachusetts, which is, and always will be, his first priority.
Brown has hired Robert Barnett of Williams & Connolly, who is the city's leading counsel to politician-authors, to help him through the process.
The book is permitted under Senate rules. Aides say anything Brown does regarding the book will be reviewed and approved by the Senate Ethics Committee.
No decision has been made on timing or publisher.
(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...
Won’t happen. Too much Romney and too much northeast liberal Republican. He’s already becoming old news.
Brown Book ping!
I got an idea....how ‘bout being a Senator and not a writer? I know with my job I have no time to write about or think about writing a book.
Why anyone would read it is beyond me. He won a big senate election. What has he done besides that?
Disclosure: I made calls for Scott Brown
His only connection with Romney is that Romney was the Republican Governor of Massachusetts while Brown was in the state senate.
If he runs, he would be running against Romney, not with him.
He also refused to be seen campaigning with Romney the last few months.
I voted for Scott Brown, I'm glad he won, but I'm really not prepared to go down this path the whole way. Sorry.
Every ambitious politician needs to write a book. That goes back to John F. Kennedy and Profiles in Courage.
How about Brown sticking to his day job for a while so we can see how good he is at it. OK?
I sent emails, made calls, donated money and I don’t even live in Mass!
He’s starting to piss me off!
Writing a book is a little presumptuous for a newly minted Senator. Shades of Obama’s egomania.
There are RULES here!
Um, he’s hot.
The smart thing would be for him to write his book (actually it will be ghost-written), build up his record, take the hard votes that will come up in the future, and see what happens.
His campaign for President if it happens, will either take off like a kite, or just flop and he will run for re-election as Senator. Go with the flow.
“Writing a book is a little presumptuous for a newly minted Senator. Shades of Obamas egomania.”
I agree. He needs to not let all the publicity go to his head, shut-up for awhile and figure out the legislative process, work hard, and seek counsel from guys like DeMint.
Maybe he ought to concentrate on being a Senator.
He can chew gum and walk at the same time. People will notice the first time he breaks with the Republican leadership. One misstep could hurt him badly.
I think so too. I was happy that he won, but I had a whiff of some ego-mania during his victory speech. Many of these politicians get on my nerves—I don’t put much stock in any of them. You can count on them, they will always let you down.
I can’t wait to read it!
I wonder if his book will include a centerfold? Somebody had to say it.
You need to give up your obsession, esp. since joining FR the day of his election.
I wouldn’t be one complaining.
That’s a lie. Romney was the behind the scenes campaign booster for Brown. Its well documented, esp. here on FR.
Note to maggief, from Onyx, Do you mean pics from his modeling days?
It will be ghost written. It can’t hurt, it may help.
Good luck to him!
The guy is a frakkin idiot. He is already coming apart. American Idol, now a book. A 98 lb. weakling! We need serious people.
Just like 0bama wrote two stinkin’ biographies
I would tell Scott to cool his jets...bad idea
Sure, that works.
More tool pics too. :D
“How about Scott Brown sticking to his day job for a while...”
I’m relieved that his election saved us, at least temporarily, from going over the brink but I want to see how he performs his duties for a while before becoming a presidential candidate (unlike our present “flash in the pan” President.
From the last article above:
Governor Romney asked his entire political team to help the then-unknown Brown, and he raised early money for him at a time when very few people would give him a second look.
Indeed, several key figures in Browns victory -- notably Eric Fehrnstrom, Beth Myers, and Peter Flaherty -- were and continue to be Romney people.
Browns campaign manager, Beth Lindstrom, was a member of Romneys Cabinet; his press secretary, Felix Browne, was a deputy press secretary under Gov. Romney; Brown finance director Priscilla Ruzzo held that same post in Romneys 1994 Senate race; and Will Ritter was a key advance staffer for Romney before he worked for Browns campaign.
And while the forces that fueled Browns victory were far larger than any endorsements, Romney was the only major politicians who shared the stage with Brown on election night.
Romney may have been behind the scenes, but Brown refused to campaign with him publicly, at least in the last 8 weeks or so before the election.
So Romney was Geppetto then. Ok.
Facts are stubborn things! :)
Just do the damn job you were elected to, Senator. We dont need another self spankulating politician who thinks they are the Messiah.
Meanwhile MA gov Deval Patrick who may or may not be re-elected (poll numbers are horrible but a 3 person race could help him) agreed long ago to write a book about his remarkable life (NOT!) I think he has failed to turn in
chapters on deadline, etc., and don’t know when it will come out. How many copies would it sell? Article below had said it would come out in “2010”; time will tell
>>Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, his state’s first black governor and a close ally of presidential candidate Barack Obama, is writing a memoir that will be published by Broadway Books in 2010.
more stories like this
The deal is worth $1.35 million and nine publishers competed for the book, currently untitled, according to agent Todd Shuster of the Zachary Shuster Harmsworth Literary Agency. Patrick will donate some of his royalties to A Better Chance, a nonprofit educational organization that helped Patrick attend the Milton Academy, south of Boston.
“Drawing upon his extraordinary journey from Chicago’s Wabash Avenue to the Massachusetts State House on Boston’s fabled Beacon Hill, Gov. Patrick will offer in his book a series of lessons and insights on life and leadership,” according to a statement released Friday by Broadway Books, an imprint of Random House, Inc.
Both parties are so desperate for leadership they will grab anyone who looks and sounds good. We need people with a long history of accomplishment, not a flash in the pan. That’s how we got Obamateur.
My sentiments exactly. Of course, since I don't live in MA, I didn't vote for him, but I did send his campaign a check.
OTOH, this sounds EXACTLY like the resume of the current occupant of the WH:
A state senator.
Then a US senator.
Immediate talk of a presidential run.
An autobiography written by a young man.
You are right on.
We already had that guy doing memoirs before he’d done anything to do memoirs.
C’mon, Scott. Get to work for the peeps.
WOO HOO! Barnett is the KINGmaker of books.
Schadenfreude is SO sweet and watching the Dims’
innards explode ... Sarah, Scott .. LOLOLOL ..
Now I know why it’s said that the Republicans eat each other. The Dems would love some of the posts here.
Thanks for the ping onyx, I love it.))
I didn’t know that Barnett is the KINGmaker of books!!!
You’re most welcome! I thought of you right away.
I am going to buy his book. :)
Yeah, me too.
someone likes scott brown!!! is he going to get a valentine from you?
LOL. Good idea, maggief?
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