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  • Levi Johnston to pen tell-all book on Palin family

    04/25/2011 5:55:03 PM PDT · by massmike · 65 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | 04/25/2011 | AP
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Levi Johnston is promising to set the record straight about the Palin family. Touchstone Publishing has a fall publication date for Johnston’s book, "Deer in the Headlights: My Life in Sarah Palin’s Crosshairs." Johnston says the book, first reported by People.com Monday, will "tell the truth" about that relationship, including his "sense of Sarah and my perplexing fall from grace." He says he’s doing it "for me, for my boy Tripp and the country."
  • Levi Johnston Is Writing a Palin Family Tell-All ‘For Me, for My Boy Tripp, and for the Country’

    04/25/2011 4:05:38 PM PDT · by Justaham · 52 replies
    nymag.com/ ^ | 4-25-11
    Apparently having run out of all other recourse to stave off the decline of his infamy (and ability to make money from it), Bristol Palin's babydaddy, Levi Johnston, is finally doing what he's long threatened and writing down everything bad he claims to know about Bristol's mom, Sarah, and the entire Palin brood. "I want to tell the truth about my close relationship with the Palins," he said in a statement from his publisher. "My sense of Sarah and my perplexing fall from grace — how I feel and what I've learned." Johnston also insisted he's not doing it for...
  • Letters to Obama from Americans becoming a book

    02/15/2011 2:29:26 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 18 replies
    Letters to Obama from Americans becoming a book 3:23pm EST WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama may have inadvertently stolen an author's thunder on Tuesday when he told the country that someone is working on a book about the 10 letters from regular Americans that he reads every night. Obama has been receiving a folder full of the letters every day of his presidency, chosen from the thousands that the White House Correspondence Office receives every day. The letters reflect the viewpoints from Americans concerned enough about various issues -- or problems in their own lives -- that they take...
  • Tea Party darling Christine O'Donnell lands book deal and reality show offers after LOSINGSenate rac

    11/07/2010 1:32:39 PM PST · by Justaham · 67 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 6 November 2010
    She may have lost the Delaware Senate race but Christine 'I am not a witch' O'Donnell has no plans to leave the public eye. Appearing on Bill O'Reilly's Fox News show Friday night O'Donnell talked about her many offers. She confirmed she plans to write a book and said she's received multiple television offers. 'We have a lot of opportunities,' she told O'Reilly. 'We're meeting with different publishers today so definitely a book deal.' She's also contemplating a possible television show, saying she had been offered a commentary show as well as reality show offers. But unlike Sarah Palin, who...
  • Ex-President George W. Bush delays launch of memoir until after midterm elections

    08/05/2010 11:21:54 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 32 replies
    http://www.nydailynews.com ^ | Aug 05, 2006 | BY Aliyah Shahid
    We misunderestimated the date of his book release. Friends of former president George W. Bush said he pushed back the launch of his memoir "Decision Points" out of fear that the book could negatively affect the outcome of the midterm elections, the Financial Times reported. Initially Bush was going to launch the book in September, which is a better time from a sales perspective. Instead, the book will hit the shelves on Nov. 9, a week after Election Day, when the GOP is expected to make large gains. Unlike other officials from the Bush Administration, the former president himself has...
  • US teen sailor leaves on flight home to California

    06/27/2010 8:02:21 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 216 replies · 1+ views
    FWIX | AP ^ | 6/27/10
    SAINT-DENIS, Reunion -- Sixteen-year-old sailor Abby Sunderland is homeward bound - though her plane flight back to California isn't the homecoming she originally imagined when she set off in hopes of sailing around the world. About two weeks after her rescue at sea, Sunderland departed Sunday from the French island of Reunion, off the southeastern coast of Africa, en route to France, then on to California.
  • UC Berkeley Grad Michael Savage Rips Obama in New Book

    06/20/2010 9:11:57 PM PDT · by thecodont · 13 replies
    East Bay Express / www.eastbayexpress.com ^ | Fri, Jun 18, 2010 at 8:42 AM | Anneli Rufus
    Conservative radio host Michael Savage, who holds a Ph.D in epidemiology and nutritional science from UC Berkeley and whose show airs weekday afternoons on San Francisco's XTRA Sports 860, has scored a publishing deal with HarperCollins for a book that promises to — well, savage the current administration. Set for an October 5 release and ambitious print run of 400,000 copies, Trickle Up Poverty: Stopping Obama's Attack on our Borders, Economy, and Security avows that "a revolution is brewing. Americans are boiling mad over the way Congress and this Marxist/Leninist-oriented President are manipulating the current economic crisis to nationalize businesses,"...
  • Countries paying teen's rescue cost defend sea law

    06/17/2010 5:27:33 AM PDT · by DJ MacWoW · 183 replies · 1,440+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 17, 2010 6:40 AM | TANALEE SMITH
    The International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea was first adopted in 1914 in response to the Titanic disaster. Along with mandating the number of lifeboats and the notification of a ship's routes, it also dictates that any ship in the area of a distress call will divert to assist that ship.
  • Sailor Abby Sunderland's Dad Signed Her To TV Deal Before Her Doomed Voyage

    06/14/2010 12:04:54 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 218 replies · 1,896+ views
    Fox news ^ | June 14 2010 | NYPost.com
    Here's a dose of reality. The father of teen sailor Abby Sunderland told The NY Post that he's broke and had signed a contract to do a reality show, "Adventures in Sunderland," about his family of daredevil kids weeks after she set off on her doomed and dangerous solo sail around the globe. Laurence Sunderland, a sailing instructor who lives in the middle-class Los Angeles suburb of Thousand Oaks with his pregnant wife and seven kids, opened their home to film crews four months ago.
  • Broke Dad Put Abby Up for Sail

    06/14/2010 9:50:22 AM PDT · by Ron C. · 384 replies · 3,599+ views
    Fox News ^ | June 14, 2010
    Here's a dose of reality. The father of teen sailor Abby Sunderland told The NY Post that he's broke and had signed a contract to do a reality show, "Adventures in Sunderland," about his family of daredevil kids weeks after she set off on her doomed and dangerous solo sail around the globe.
  • Abby Sunderland's dad had TV deal as girl risked life at sea

    06/14/2010 5:39:18 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 108 replies · 1,738+ views
    NY Post ^ | 6/14/10 | ANITA BENNETT
    Here's a dose of reality. The father of teen sailor Abby Sunderland told The Post yesterday that he's broke and had signed a contract to do a reality show, "Adventures in Sunderland," about his family of daredevil kids weeks after she set off on her doomed and dangerous solo sail around the globe. Laurence Sunderland, a sailing instructor who lives in the middle-class Los Angeles suburb of Thousand Oaks with his pregnant wife and seven kids, opened their home to film crews four months ago. "The show might be about family, it might be about Abigail's trip. It's something that...
  • Weather blamed for 16-year-old’s attempt to sail solo around the world

    06/13/2010 1:40:59 PM PDT · by Oztrich Boy · 108 replies · 1,258+ views
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | Sat, Jun. 12, 2010 | TONY CASTRO
    LOS ANGELES | Abby Sunderland’s quest to become the youngest person to sail solo around the world was star-crossed from the start, and weather was always the principal villain. Originally scheduled to launch in early December to avoid the chilly winter weather and deadly waves in the Indian Ocean, the California teenager and her team met with delays equipping her boat, Wild Eyes, money shortages and unfriendly hometown weather. When she finally set sail Jan. 23, experienced sailors issued warnings given the late start, ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
  • Send This Reporter to Jail (Traitor James Risen of the NYT)

    05/07/2010 10:59:44 AM PDT · by mojito · 30 replies · 1,502+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | 5/7/2010 | Gabriel Schoenfeld
    New York Times reporter James Risen is facing prison if he doesn’t reveal sources that gave him highly classified information on U.S. intelligence in Iran. Gabriel Schoenfeld says no reporter is above the law.
  • New Romney Book coming. Everyone get onboard!!!

    02/15/2010 6:33:12 PM PST · by oklahomaconservative · 144 replies · 1,830+ views
    Oklahoma Conservative ^ | 02/15/2010 | Chris McNeil
    New Book by Romney coming on March 2. A must read for all serious ‘politicos.’ I fully anticipate a Romney/Palin battle coming after...
  • Exclusive: Scott Brown plans memoir

    02/10/2010 7:31:03 AM PST · by MarkAccord · 64 replies · 631+ views
    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...
  • Fred Thompson to Publish Memoir

    12/28/2009 3:11:33 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 38 replies · 1,027+ views
    http://www.wdxe.com ^ | Dec 2009 | WDXE
    Memphis Daily News...Fred Thompson, the former Tennessee senator and 2008 Republican presidential candidate, has penned his memoir and given it a title that reflects his early days in small-town Tennessee. The 67-year-old former politician, actor and avuncular radio host who graduated from the University of Memphis titled his book “Notes from a Country Lawyer.” It’s scheduled for release in May. Amazon.com already is selling pre-orders of the book, the cover of which shows a smiling Thompson wearing a suit and seated on a brick front porch. The title is a label no doubt intended to hearken back to the days...
  • Osama bin Laden came within minutes of killing Bill Clinton

    12/23/2009 6:38:37 PM PST · by Bokababe · 55 replies · 3,517+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 12/22/09 | Tom Leonard
    Former President Bill Clinton came within minutes of being assassinated in the Philippines by terrorists controlled by Osama bin Laden, a new book has revealed. ...Marisa Porges, a former government counter-terrorism advisor and an expert at the Council on Foreign Relations, a US think tank, said the assassination plot, if true, would suggest al Qaeda was more developed than some thought it was prior to 9/11”.
  • Palin financial disclosure may explain timing of her resignation

    10/27/2009 2:01:23 PM PDT · by Josh Painter · 34 replies · 2,623+ views
    Texas for Sarah Palin ^ | Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at 3:00 PM | Josh Painter
    Sarah Palin's financial disclosure, which was publicly released this morning, may help explain the timing of her resignation as governor of Alaska. According to reporting by Sean Cockerham of McClatchy Newspapers, the former governor had to take out a loan to pay her attorneys for legal work in her defense from a series of bogus "ethics" complaints filed by her political enemies: Palin is also reporting that she took out a home loan from Wells Fargo for "legal fees to fight false allegations while governor." She didn't give a date or amount.One of the last of the complaints filed against...
  • Sarah Palin, a Soon-to-Be Publishing Phenom (Barracuda goes rogue)

    09/29/2009 5:28:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 134 replies · 5,095+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 9/29/2009 | John Fund
    Sarah Palin may no longer be governor of Alaska, but she's certainly destined to become a best-selling author. HarperCollins, her publisher, has announced the print-run of her memoir will be a staggering 1.5 million copies -- equal to the print-run of Senator Ted Kennedy's posthumous autobiography published this month. Publishing sources tell me that such a giant run is only ordered up when there is clear evidence from booksellers and surveys of massive interest in a book. The book, which will be published on November 17, was a crash project. Ms. Palin actually moved temporarily to San Diego after she...
  • Report: Cheney Thought Bush Showed Moral Weakness

    08/13/2009 5:32:32 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 16 replies · 1,032+ views
    WCBSTV.COM ^ | 13 AUGUST 2009 | WCBSTV.COM
    Former Vice President Thinks Bush Ignored Advice, Made Concessions To Public Sentiment Former Vice President Dick Cheney believes his old boss, President George W. Bush, gradually turned away from his advice during their second term in the White House, showing a surprising independence as he started taking more flexible positions on a range of issues, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. Cheney, often described as the most influential vice president in U.S. history, has been discussing his years in office in informal talks with authors, diplomats, policy experts and past colleagues, the Post said, as he works on a memoir due...
  • Cheney Uncloaks His Frustration With Bush

    08/13/2009 6:44:01 AM PDT · by meandog · 288 replies · 6,959+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 8.13.09 | Barton Gellman
    In his first few months after leaving office, former vice president Richard B. Cheney threw himself into public combat against the "far left" agenda of the new commander in chief. More private reflections, as his memoir takes shape in slashing longhand on legal pads, have opened a second front against Cheney's White House partner of eight years, George W. Bush. Cheney's disappointment with the former president surfaced recently in one of the informal conversations he is holding to discuss the book with authors, diplomats, policy experts and past colleagues. By habit, he listens more than he talks, but Cheney broke...
  • Romney Writes Book Geared for 2012

    08/07/2009 8:47:44 AM PDT · by pissant · 57 replies · 805+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 8/7/09 | Dan Wiehl
    Likely 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney is publishing a book. The Republican former governor of Massachusetts has signed a deal with St. Martin’s Press to put the book out next March, The New York Times reports. The work will be titled “No Apology: The Case for American Greatness” and is currently set for 304 pages. It will read like a campaign platform, including Romney’s take on the economy, military and families, jobs, education, health care, energy and citizenship, The Times reports. St. Martin’s hasn’t revealed how much Romney will be paid. Perhaps Romney was trying to match former Alaska Gov....
  • St. Martin’s to Publish Mitt Romney Book [The Conscience of a RINO] [barf alert]

    08/05/2009 10:39:20 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 51 replies · 819+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 2009-08-05 | Motoko Rich
    Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts and an early likely contender for the 2012 Republican nomination for President, has signed a deal with St. Martin’s Press to publish his book next March. Titled “No Apology: The Case for American Greatness,” the book outlines what appears to be a campaign platform: Mr. Romney’s views on how to create a stronger economy, military and families, and his vision on jobs, education, health care, energy and citizenship. The manuscript is currently 304 pages.
  • Press-Hating Sarah Palin Invades Media’s House of Worship

    08/05/2009 2:19:00 PM PDT · by euram · 36 replies · 1,570+ views
    nymag.com ^ | 08-05-09 | Chris Rovzar
    According to a Facebook status update on behalf of the restaurant, former Alaska governor Sarah Palin is here in New York and dined at Michael's last night. She's in town to visit with her publisher, HarperCollins, and has been doing "fun kids things" during her stay here with her family. It all sounds innocent enough, except for the Michael's part. Michael's is not only a Northeastern elite power-lunching spot, it is the very epicenter of the liberal media — the very men, women, and reporters who are out to get her.
  • Larry Sinclair book, update, July 13, 2009

    07/13/2009 3:12:49 PM PDT · by pissant · 18 replies · 1,218+ views
    CItzen Wells ^ | 7/13/09 | CW
    Early in January of 2008, there were two things that I consistently stated to my friends. 1. I intended to be more involved in this presidential election. 2. I knew little about Barack Obama, a candidate who was increasingly gaining support. Shortly after stating this, I ran across a link on the internet to someone who purported to have engaged in sex and drug use with Obama in 1999. The allegation appeared to be nonsense, but I wanted to know more about this mysterious candidate, so I followed up on the story. I listened to Larry Sinclair’s Youtube video and...
  • AP Exclusive: Cheney writes memoir

    06/23/2009 5:03:49 PM PDT · by KJC1 · 13 replies · 694+ views
    AP/Breitbart ^ | 06-23-09 | Hillel Italie
    NEW YORK (AP) - Former Vice President Dick Cheney has signed a book deal with a conservative imprint of Simon & Schuster and said he hopes readers of all ideologies will be interested in his story. The memoir by Cheney, widely considered the most powerful vice president in history, is expected to be published in Spring 2011, a few months after President George W. Bush's book comes out. Cheney's work is currently untitled and will cover his long career in government, from chief of staff under President Ford to vice president under Bush, from Vietnam and Watergate to the first...
  • EDWARDS MISTRESS "BABY DADA" ANDREW YOUNG TELL-ALL

    06/22/2009 3:02:14 PM PDT · by GQuagmire · 21 replies · 1,870+ views
    The man who once claimed to be the father of Rielle Hunter's baby, Andrew Young, is shopping an explosive tell-all which will rock John Edwards' cover-up, confirming previous ENQUIRER investigations, according to reports.
  • Obama Half Brother, George Obama, working on book

    06/16/2009 2:12:16 AM PDT · by NavVet · 7 replies · 613+ views
    AP / Brietbart ^ | 14 Jun 09 | Hillel Itale
    A memoir by George Obama, the president's half brother and a resident of Huruma, Kenya, will be published by Simon & Schuster in January 2010. George Obama, 27, shares the same father with his famous, older half sibling, although George and Barack Obama—20 years apart in age—did not grow up together and did not meet as children. George is the youngest of the senior Obama's seven children and was born six months before his father died. Little is known about George Obama. The book, tentatively titled "Homeland" and to be written with author-journalist Damien Lewis, will tell of George Obama's...
  • Obama half brother, George Obama, working on book

    06/14/2009 5:31:12 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 46 replies · 1,338+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 14, 2009 | HILLEL ITALIE
    NEW YORK (AP) - Another Obama relative has a book deal. A memoir by George Obama, the president's half brother and a resident of Huruma, Kenya, will be published by Simon & Schuster in January 2010. George Obama, 27, shares the same father with his famous, older half sibling, although George and Barack Obama—20 years apart in age—did not grow up together and did not meet as children. George is the youngest of the senior Obama's seven children and was born six months before his father died.
  • Paramour of Kennedy Is Writing a Book (JFK's intern)

    05/23/2009 10:33:58 AM PDT · by SonOfDarkSkies · 58 replies · 3,267+ views
    NY Times ^ | 5/22/2009 | MOTOKO RICH
    Mimi Beardsley Alford, a retired New York church administrator who had an affair with John F. Kennedy while she was an intern in the White House, is breaking a silence of more than 40 years to tell her story in a memoir to be published by Random House. Ms. Alford’s secret was initially divulged six years ago when a biography of Kennedy was published with portions from a 1964 oral history that described the president’s 18-month sexual affair with a young intern named Mimi Beardsley. The Daily News tracked her down and discovered that she was Marion Fahnestock, who was...
  • Sarah Palin Picks Christian Journalist to Collaborate on Memoir

    05/22/2009 3:00:23 PM PDT · by anniegetyourgun · 149 replies · 3,598+ views
    USNews ^ | 5/22/09 | Dan Gilgoff
    Sarah Palin has picked a Christian author and magazine journalist to collaborate with her on her forthcoming memoir for HarperCollins. The journalist, Lynn Vincent, has been at World—the nation's best-read Christian newsmagazine—for the last 10 years as a writer and editor. This isn't a surprising choice for Palin, but it's certainly one worth noting. It's more evidence that she's honing a distinctly Christian public image since coming off the campaign trail last year. This seems to be a change from the days when she was a state-level figure, almost entirely unknown outside of Alaska.
  • Sarah Palin picks author Lynn Vincent as memoir collaborator (Palin Ping! - No.10 - May 22, 2009)

    05/21/2009 2:31:19 PM PDT · by SolidWood · 11 replies · 1,122+ views
    AP via Winnipeg Free Press ^ | May 21, 2009 | AP
    NEW YORK - Sarah Palin has picked a collaborator for her memoir. A spokeswoman for SarahPAC, the Alaska governor's political action committee, says that Palin has selected Lynn Vincent, an author and features editor for World magazine, a conservative Christian publication.
  • Obama may earn Millions from Schools in Book Deal

    05/20/2009 2:40:54 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 7 replies · 584+ views
    American Thinker ^ | May 20, 2009 | Richard Henry Lee
    Obama may earn millions from taxpayer-funded schools in his new book deal. Five days before taking the oath of office, President-elect Barack Obama signed a book deal with Crown Publishing Group to publish a version of his best-selling book, "Dreams from My Father", aimed at middle school and young adult age groups. Obama would receive a $500,000 advance payment against royalties, plus ongoing royalty payments. Some in the media have questioned the propriety of this deal from the angle that the President might be unduly influenced by Bertelsmann AG, the German based media publishing empire which owns Random House, which...
  • Obama may earn Millions from Schools in Book Deal

    05/20/2009 2:42:51 AM PDT · by Scanian · 5 replies · 584+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | May 20, 2009 | Richard Henry Lee
    Obama may earn millions from taxpayer-funded schools in his new book deal. Five days before taking the oath of office, President-elect Barack Obama signed a book deal with Crown Publishing Group to publish a version of his best-selling book, "Dreams from My Father", aimed at middle school and young adult age groups. Obama would receive a $500,000 advance payment against royalties, plus ongoing royalty payments. Some in the media have questioned the propriety of this deal from the angle that the President might be unduly influenced by Bertelsmann AG, the German based media publishing empire which owns Random House, which...
  • Palin signs book deal; size of advance not revealed

    05/16/2009 5:50:31 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 17 replies · 742+ views
    http://www.miamiherald.com ^ | By Sean Cockerham
    Gov. Sarah Palin has signed a book deal with HarperCollins Publishers for what is described as her memoir. "There have been so many things written and said through mainstream media that have not been accurate and it will be nice through an unfiltered forum to get to speak truthfully about who we are and what we stand for and what Alaska is all about," Palin said in an interview today in which she announced the deal. Palin and HarperCollins would not say how much she was being paid. Asked why, the governor and former Republican nominee for vice president said...
  • Hillary To Publish Series Of Books On Bill Clinton’s Affairs

    05/16/2009 3:00:39 PM PDT · by writer33 · 61 replies · 2,712+ views
    Elective Decisions ^ | 05/16/09 | Chris Davis
    New York—Not to be outdone by Elizabeth Edwards, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has decided to publish a series of books on her husband’s trysts. The book will detail affair after affair, and all of the excrement she had to eat during her time in Arkansas and Washington. Reportedly, the first two volumes are complete. However, the White House years—a lengthy series of books—won’t be finished until late 2010. Hillary has grown weary of the attention the media paid to Elizabeth Edwards for just one affair, and feels it’s time she got her dues.
  • MSNBC's Matthews: Palin Book Deal An "Embarrassment"

    05/13/2009 8:51:26 PM PDT · by politicalhub · 39 replies · 1,717+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 05/13/2009 | Real Clear Politics
    "She's [Sarah Palin] got this book deal. She's obviously not going to write it. They already announced she's going to collaborate on it, what an embarrassment," MSNBC's Chris Matthews said on "Hardball" Wednesday evening. "One of these I told you books the jocks do. Why they do it like this? She can't write. We have a collaborator for her," he continued. Matthews ended his rant by complaining she will get the title of "author" now.
  • What a surprise! Chris Matthews slams Sarah Palin’s new book

    05/13/2009 6:24:52 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 54 replies · 2,027+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 13 MAY 2009 | Christian Science Monitor
    Chris Matthews making fun of Sarah Palin? Believe it or not, the Hardball host is ridiculing Palin’s upcoming book — even before she starts writing it. Or collaborating on it, as he said on his program tonight. “Sarah Palin – now don’t laugh – is writing a book. Not just reading a book, writing a book,” he said. “She’s got this book deal, she obviously is not gonna write it,” he said later in the show. “They’ve already announced … she’s gonna collaborate on it. What an embarrassment! It’s one of these “I told you,” books that jocks do. …...
  • Palin has book deal, memoir to come next year

    05/12/2009 7:52:20 PM PDT · by pissant · 18 replies · 644+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 5/12/09 | staff
    NEW YORK – You knew it was coming: Sarah Palin is ready to tell her side, agreeing to publish a memoir with HarperCollins. The book comes out in Spring 2010 — the year she is up for re-election. "There's been so much written about and spoken about in the mainstream media and in the anonymous blogosphere world, that this will be a wonderful, refreshing chance for me to get to tell my story, that a lot of people have asked about, unfiltered," the Alaska governor and 2008 vice presidential candidate said during a brief telephone interview Tuesday with The Associated...
  • Palin signs book deal with HarperCollins

    05/12/2009 3:41:48 PM PDT · by Al B. · 41 replies · 1,166+ views
    ADN ^ | May 12, 2009 | Sean Cockerham
    Gov. Sarah Palin has signed a book deal with HarperCollins Publishers for what is described as her memoir. "There have been so many things written and said through mainstream media that have not been accurate, and it will be nice through an unfiltered forum to get to speak truthfully about who we are and what we stand for and what Alaska is all about," Palin said in an interview today in which she announced the deal. Palin and HarperCollins would not say how much she was being paid. Asked why, the former Republican nominee for vice president said she didn't...
  • Bo Obama to star in children's book

    04/16/2009 4:01:50 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 49 replies · 1,471+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 4/16/2009 | Chris Irvine
    Barack Obama's dog, Bo, has been given a book deal, just a day after entering the White House. A deal has already been done to publish "Bo America's Commander In Leash", a children's book that is due to be released next week. According to Mascot Books, the publisher, the book will follow "Bo on an exciting adventure as he learns all about the White House and experiences the traditions that make it such a special place." The book will feature guest appearances by Mr Obama, his wife Michelle Obama, Senator Ted Kennedy and Joe Biden the Vice President. It has...
  • Palins Get Ready to Spill

    04/06/2009 12:15:18 PM PDT · by CARepublicans · 69 replies · 2,790+ views
    Washingtonian ^ | April 06, 2009 | Kim Eisler
    Palins Get Ready to Spill By Kim Eisler Published Monday, April 06, 2009 Alaska’s Republican governor, Sarah Palin, has retained DC Democratic power player Robert Barnett to sell her presumed memoir of the 2008 campaign. The expected seven-figure book advance will make it easier for Palin to pay for travel to the “lower 48” for political events and then a presidential run. The book could put Palin into a 2012 race with President Obama, who used the same lawyer and the same strategy—a big advance and a book—in part to back his early campaign efforts. During the 2008 Democratic campaign,...
  • Al Gore To Write [new] Book On Climate Change

    03/24/2009 1:01:04 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies · 872+ views
    CBS News ^ | March 24, 2009 | by Michelle Levi
    Environmental activist and former Vice President Al Gore plans to release a new book, “Our Choice,” in November of 2009. The book will “answer the call” for “urgent action” on a “comprehensive global plan that actually solves the climate crisis,” according to a press release. Gore hopes that the book will “unquestionably inspire and rally those ready to fight for solutions that were deemed impossible only a short time ago.” He plans to lay out the conclusions he has reached after attending a number of “Solutions Summits” focused on the climate attended by policy experts, scientists and engineers. In keeping...
  • Five Reasons Obama Should Return His Book Advance

    03/23/2009 10:09:48 AM PDT · by thomas16 · 11 replies · 704+ views
    FOX ^ | March 19th, 2009 | Christopher Coffey
    With his massive wealth transfer proposals, it was hard not to view President Obama as a decent man who was inviting fiscal ruin with the best of intentions. That was until the Washington Times reported that he had secured a $500,000 advance for a book project just days before taking office. The White House argues that the $500,000 payment is not a “book deal,” but a “license” that was negotiated over the course of months for an abridged youth version of a preexisting book. Only the “paperwork” was signed just before taking office. Whatever the argument, it is incumbent on...
  • 2 books in the works with pilot Sullenberger

    03/20/2009 5:19:19 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 369+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/20/09 | AP
    NEW YORK – William Morrow says it plans to publish the first of two books with hero pilot Chesley B. Sullenberger III late this year. Topics will include his boyhood, his military service and, of course, his "Miracle on the Hudson" experiences. William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, said Friday the subject and timing of the second book is not yet known. Sullenberger safely ditched his US Airways plane in New York's Hudson River on Jan. 15 after its engines were disabled by geese. All 155 people aboard survived.
  • Former President Bush aims to 'bring the reader inside the Oval Office' with upcoming book

    03/20/2009 8:03:55 AM PDT · by LottieDah · 6 replies · 407+ views
    Friday, March 20th 2009, 3:44 AM Photo Illustration by Lopez/News Take our PollThe book on W. Would you buy a book written by former President George W. Bush? Former President George W. Bush can finally boast "Mission Accomplished" - if the mission is winning a chance to repair his legacy and be paid handsomely for it.
  • Former President Bush aims to 'bring the reader inside the Oval Office' with upcoming book

    03/20/2009 11:47:37 AM PDT · by meandog · 22 replies · 666+ views
    N.Y. Post ^ | Friday, March 20th 2009 | BY Kenneth R. Bazinet
    WASHINGTON - Former President George W. Bush can finally boast "Mission Accomplished" - if the mission is winning a chance to repair his legacy and be paid handsomely for it. Bush, who called himself "the Decider," scored a multimillion-dollar book deal to write a dozen or so chapters on how he decided everything from quitting booze while in his 40s to starting two wars. "My goal is to bring the reader inside the Oval Office for the most consequential moments of my personal and political life," Bush said in a statement Thursday issued by Crown Publishing. "I look forward to...
  • Obama Signs Post Presidency book

    03/19/2009 9:54:27 AM PDT · by Young Werther · 38 replies · 857+ views
    Washington Times ^ | March 19, 2009 | NewsMax
    President Barack Obama already has a job lined up after his presidency: writing another book. The best-selling author reached a new book deal a few weeks before his inauguration. A financial disclosure report released this week shows Obama amended his agreement with Crown Publishing Group to deliver a new nonfiction book after he leaves office.
  • Bush to write book on important decisions of presidency

    03/19/2009 12:20:42 AM PDT · by americanophile · 104 replies · 4,398+ views
    CNN ^ | March 19, 2009 | CNN
    (CNN) -- Former President George W. Bush is writing a book focusing on defining decisions he's made in his personal and political life, a publishing house announced Thursday. The book, tentatively titled "Decision Points," is to be published in fall 2010, according to the Crown Publishing Group. Financial terms weren't disclosed. The book will focus on about 12 important decisions made by the former president. Topics will include his decision to run for president, his choice of his closest advisers, the September 11 terrorist attacks, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, his response to Hurricane Katrina, the forming of his...
  • Obama Banks $2.5 Million for Books

    03/18/2009 7:22:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies · 562+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 3/18/09 | Alex Knott,
    President Obama's moonlighting as an author is still paying him big dividends. He banked $2.5 million last year in royalties from two bestselling books he wrote in preparation for his presidential run. The royalties were revealed this morning in new financial disclosure reports Obama was required to file with the Senate because he was still a lawmaker for most of 2008. The reports cover the period Jan. 1 through Nov. 16, the day Obama resigned from the Senate.