June 11th, 2008
05:04 PM ET
15 years ago

McCain daughter writing children's book

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(CNN) - Meghan McCain, daughter of presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain, is trying her hand at being a children's author.

The publishing giant Simon & Schuster announced Wednesday that McCain, 23, will write a children's book about her famous father set to be published during the first week of September - the same week as the Republican Party's national convention in Minneapolis.

"I am truly excited about the opportunity to write a children’s book about my father, who is not only a fantastic dad, but also a great American," McCain said in a statement. "This book will offer children the unique opportunity to see the character building events that happened over his lifetime, experiences that led up to his current bid to become the future President of the United States."

Simon & Schuster said it will donate a portion of the proceeds from the book to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, an organization that aids military personnel and veterans who have brain injuries.

Meaghan McCain has already drawn attention for her writing this year - her campaign blog became a primary season phenomenon.

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soundoff (105 Responses)
  1. the truth

    Barnie, you do know that McCain's son has served a tour in Iraq and a tour in Afganistan right?

    June 11, 2008 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  2. jim

    at leats she's pretty

    June 11, 2008 09:57 pm at 9:57 pm |
  3. D.R Harrisburg, NC

    please dont have your dad read excertps of the book from a teleprompter

    June 11, 2008 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  4. Proud American

    Thats great. We all love and admire you McCain but there's NO way we want you as our President.

    June 11, 2008 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm |
  5. DIANA

    WHO CARES.........

    June 11, 2008 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm |
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