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Ted Kennedy gets fat book advance

Senator Ted Kennedy is apparently getting a huge advance for his memoirs, reportedly in the range of those given to Hillary Clinton ($8 mil) and Tony Blair ($9 mil). Personally, before I'd advance him a dime, I'd make sure he actually remembered something.

Read more at Daily Takes, where they're also speculating about the title. Some of the current favorites are:


IF I DID IT

The Bridges of (Chappaquiddick) Dukes County

A Bridge Too Far

Water Under the Bridge


Read the rest at the link above - the alternative titles are in the comments. I find it remarkable that Chivas Regal hasn't figured in any of the proposed titles so far (well, okay, there is Splash with a Chaser, but it doesn't specify the brand). Given the prominent influence of Chivas Regal in Kennedy's life and career, I think it deserves a mention.

UPDATE: I hope the title isn't misleading . . . Senator Kennedy did not get an advance for writing a book on being fat, or losing weight. Neither is there any reason to believe the book itself will be thick. It's the advance I consider "fat," not the book.


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Comments (8)

Mary Jo Kopechne was unavai... (Below threshold)
Wanderlust:

Mary Jo Kopechne was unavailable for comment.

The first four words were m... (Below threshold)
drjohn:

The first four words were most accurate.

;-)

I think the winning title s... (Below threshold)
Mike:

I think the winning title suggested here a few months back was "Profiles In Slurrage."

TED KENNEDY MEORIES OF A DW... (Below threshold)
Spurwing Plover:

TED KENNEDY MEORIES OF A DWEEB

Don't get your hopes up.</p... (Below threshold)
epador:

Don't get your hopes up.

It'll probably be an abridged version.

Here is another example of ... (Below threshold)
Thor-Zone:

Here is another example of when you are a democrat there are a different set of rules that apply to you. Ted Kennedy gets a huge chunk of money for a book and nobody seems to care. Newt Gingrich gets 25% of the money Ted got and he has to leave the speakership.

Typical.

I don't think there is any ... (Below threshold)
Gmac:

I don't think there is any way he can attempt to re-write history by having ghost writers attempt to piece together a favorable image of his past.

There's just to much evidence pointing to the contrary.

"The Last of the Mojitos"</... (Below threshold)

"The Last of the Mojitos"

"Crime and No Punishment"

"Lord of the Lies"

"The Catcher in the Rye Whiskey"




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