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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:


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)

Mary Jo Kopechne was unavailable for comment.

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

The first four words were most accurate.


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

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:


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

Don't get your hopes up.

It'll probably be an abridged version.

Here is another example of ... (Below threshold)

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.


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

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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