April 10th, 2009
01:08 PM ET
6 years ago

Meghan McCain reportedly inks major book deal

Meghan McCain may be topping off her recent publicity blitz with a big payday.
Meghan McCain may be topping off her recent publicity blitz with a big payday.

(CNN) – Meghan McCain may be topping off her recent publicity blitz with a big payday: the daughter of former Republican presidential candidate John McCain has scored a six-figure book deal, according to the New York Observer.

Hyperion, which reportedly inked the deal with McCain, has not responded to a CNN request for comment or details on what would be the 24-year-old's second book. (Her first, released last fall, was a Simon & Schuster children's book about her father's life.)

McCain's attention-grabbing blog posts and television appearances over the past few months have kept her in the post-campaign spotlight, and made her one of the year's hottest young Republican pundits.

She's blamed her languishing love life on her father's presidential run; feuded with conservative commentators Ann Coulter and Laura Ingraham; and raved about the GOP's congressional "hottie," 27-year-old Aaron Schock of Illinois.

Most of her recent blog posts have focused on her feelings on the future direction of the Republican Party. "As someone who has been personally attacked when I invited political discourse, I firmly believe that talking about our differences – instead of mudslinging – can only bring people closer to the Republican Party and force them to take a second look at their candidates," she wrote for the Daily Beast last month.

There is no word yet on a possible release date.


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soundoff (114 Responses)
  1. Proud American

    This is a joke right???

    April 10, 2009 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  2. Chi Town

    Ahhhh....

    McCain Bashing in 3. 2. 1

    April 10, 2009 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  3. Fair is Fair

    Surprise, Surprise.

    So all the liberals will go out and buy it to read her stupid Republican-bashing drivel. And buy it they will.

    This woman makes me ill.

    April 10, 2009 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  4. Me in Big D

    I am not in the least bit surprised as this gal is apparently enjoying the limelight the liberal press is giving her. What I am surprised about is the fact that I cannot imagine her having anything of interest to write a book about. That girl needs to shut up and crawl under her bed!

    April 10, 2009 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  5. Typical Republican!

    How typical of a Republican – greed and more greed! Her family has enough money.

    Time for some pro bono work from these republican brats!

    April 10, 2009 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  6. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    This book should rake in more millions for the already wealthy McCain family.

    April 10, 2009 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  7. jerald

    LIKE OMG!!! Being a candidates daughter is really HARD!!! Who cares Paris....I mean Meghan

    April 10, 2009 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  8. proud army navy mom

    so?

    people do not forget that Ms. Mcain attended and supported all of Palin's "kill him" campaign appearances. she has some sense but not much.

    April 10, 2009 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  9. John in Phoenix

    Good for Meghan... I am a Democrat, but I really like this girl because she's honest and calls them like she sees them. It seems like every "Seige Mentality" republican wants to attack her because she's exposed the truth about the GOP and their low tech, out of touch, exclusive, divisive message. Please Meghan, go Independent. You really have a message that is worth hearing, but you should be telling it to listeners who are openminded enough to appreciate it.

    April 10, 2009 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  10. Doug, New Jersey

    Hey she's making money off of lib hate, that's really funny since 99% of the time it is the lib taking other peoples money, Cindy has found a way to be the 1% that is getting money from libs!

    She's a McCain, they are libs tools, they scream for acceptance from libs and libs pretend to love them, but when they go up against a Democrook then the McCain gets trashed and hated against like everyone else who is not part of the socialib party. She obviousy is not bright, if she were she would see how the libs and thier media treated her dad and know that they are the most evil, disgusting people in America today. Yet, as a McCain she still craves for their acceptance, look the other way as our nation is turned into Cuba north, we will run a story about how awesome you are-lol!!!

    April 10, 2009 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  11. Obama,Queen & The Cosmos Rocks!

    »Another interesting BOOK for my delicate eyes and for my sensitive brain...All right...Good...

    April 10, 2009 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  12. Andrew

    What can she possibly have to say that merits a book?

    This is someone who admits she doesn't even fully understand issues.

    April 10, 2009 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  13. Josee

    Correct me if I am wrong, but I think President Obama also got book deals?? Don't buy it if you are not interested I won't, but there is no need to get all huffy and puffy about it.

    April 10, 2009 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  14. Scott

    And why would anyone buy/read this book?

    April 10, 2009 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  15. obama/mama

    That's great. Democrat or Republican. I like to see young people succeed and work hard. Good for her.

    April 10, 2009 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  16. a southern progressive

    of course she does!!!!

    i mean i like the girl, but do we really need another rich person getting rich just because she is rich....what does she really have to say that other than what is common sense to most, and the rest dont want to get it....while another person goes hungry, while another person loses their only source of income, while another person goes homeless...etc...etc...etc

    April 10, 2009 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  17. G

    Good for her! Apparently there's a lot of people wanting a book deal on this board at least you would think with all the hateful messages. If you want something go and get and stop blaming people because you are not where you want to be!

    April 10, 2009 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  18. Ohio Man

    every1 is getting book deals .. nothing wrong with that ..i think we as a people need to hear both sides of the issue.....not mad at her at all make ur money how u can , but can we get some of these book deals into movies.. would love to see who would play some of these parts

    April 10, 2009 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  19. Ron

    "So all the liberals will go out and buy it to read her stupid Republican-bashing drivel. And buy it they will."

    I doubt that as many liberals will buy this book as republican sheep buy Coulter's senseless vile and hate filled books

    April 10, 2009 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  20. Al-NY,NY

    @Doug...you need a reality check dude. John McCain a liberal tool? Why? Because he dared to NOT vote with the rest of them years ago on campaign finance and DARED not to condone torture (even though his boss wouldn't know the first thing about anything military)? So I guess the 3 senators who voted in favor of the stimulus plan are tools also? If so you represent the typical "my way or the highway" dictatorial tone of the GOP

    April 10, 2009 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  21. a southern progressive

    @Doug, New Jersey April 10th, 2009 11:05 am ET

    Hey she's making money off of lib hate, that's really funny since 99% of the time it is the lib taking other peoples money, Cindy has found a way to be the 1% that is getting money from libs!

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    actually doug.. this is megan, and she got her money the same way her mother got her money , by having the good luck of being born to rich parents.. too bad that doesnt work for all americans, great system, huh. some have to struggle their entire lives working for greedy bosses just to make it to middle class, while others get to shop and wait for their parents to die, and voila, upper class all the to the offhore bank accounts.

    April 10, 2009 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  22. Simmy

    Congrats, M.Mc.......Mission Accomplished.......................Now you and Coulter can be reunited in the backroom and share laughs...

    April 10, 2009 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  23. MJM

    Meghan, go home and stay there! You have had your 5 minutes of fame. I put you in the same category with Bristol's ex boyfriend. You both want something for nothing!

    I voted for your daddy but would not do it again! I would only vote for someone who I thought was telling the truth, but wait, I guess I would not get to vote!!

    April 10, 2009 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  24. Dave in Illinois

    So now we see where her vacuous comments were headed, $$$$

    April 10, 2009 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  25. Some guy

    Meghan McCain is a hottie. Unfortunately, she won't make any money on this book because republicans don't go in for that book readin' stuff.

    April 10, 2009 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
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