February 10th, 2010
10:28 AM ET
4 years ago

Brown to write book

Brown has plans to write a book in part about his upset Senate victory.
Brown has plans to write a book in part about his upset Senate victory.

(CNN) – Newly minted Sen. Scott Brown has plans to write a book about his life story and improbable win in Massachusetts last month.

Brown - who rocketed to stardom in the Republican Party after scoring the upset victory to fill the seat of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy in January - has been "approached by many people who want him to tell his inspirational personal story," spokeswoman Gail Gitcho said.

"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," Gitcho also said in a statement. "Part of the book proceeds will be donated to charity. 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."

The terms of Brown's book deal will be negotiated by Robert Barnett, the Washington lawyer who has sealed lucrative deals for several high profile politicians including former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

Senate rules do allow Brown to write a book while in office, but it will first be approved by the Senate Ethics Committee.


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soundoff (62 Responses)
  1. ED FL

    Enjoy your time in DC because in2012 when the dems really want that seat back you will join EX Senator Burris as a 2yr temp employee also keep the truck in good shape as you will need it to plow out drivewaysin Mass when you get the boot out of the senate.

    February 10, 2010 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  2. katiec

    Oh, wow. Another book writing, egotistical republican who is taking advantage of his fifteen minutes of fame.

    February 10, 2010 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  3. Indy

    If you want to work in the private sector write all the books you want. If you truly want to serve the public then serve the public and write a book when you retire.These public workers should be working not writing books to get rich while they work for the public.Anyone that works hard would not have time or resources to write a book, but when on the publics payroll the books never stop.This guy should be working 12 hours a day at his public payed job, not writing a book.The whole political scene is 100% about money and it starts by tax payer paying these idiots to write a book and then the isiots who buy these books they have already paid for.Enough is enough, if you want to be a celebrity get the hell out off the taxpayers payroll

    February 10, 2010 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  4. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    Sounds like he is trying to follow in the President's footsteps.

    February 10, 2010 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  5. NotFooledTX

    Isn't it wise to actually accomplish something before you write a book?

    Ah, then again, there's Sarah Palin another "writer".

    February 10, 2010 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  6. Robbie

    In the words of all GOP who railed on Obama's book for "shouldn't he do something first?":

    Shouldn't he do something first? A book already? That's awful quick.

    February 10, 2010 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  7. Erin

    can't he at least wait until he's done something in the Senate before writing a book about how awesome he thinks he is?

    this is the problem with many of today's politicians, they think its all about winning elections when it is really about representing their constituants once they get to office

    February 10, 2010 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  8. smokey

    Here comes another one trying to be like Pres Obama with the book issue..They need to understand there is only one Pres Obama, and they can never be like him ..Why can't people just be who they are, and stop tryinh to imitate others..But then they do say " that imitation is the best form of flattery " Don't they ?????

    February 10, 2010 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  9. Darth Vadik, CA

    Hurry up and exploit your position ASAP, God forbid you go do your job first.

    February 10, 2010 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  10. Conservative Voice

    You were elcted to be a senator...don't get cocky....

    February 10, 2010 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  11. sujith, NE

    another palin – make most of the 15 mins of fame!

    February 10, 2010 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  12. MatthewDetroit

    Barack wrote 3 and he did not do anything....

    Everyone should write a book...

    February 10, 2010 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
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