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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Filed under: John McCain
soundoff (105 Responses)
  1. Dave in NC

    Wonder if she'll include anything about the Keating Five.

    June 11, 2008 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  2. Conor

    Oh boy, propaganda for the young!

    June 11, 2008 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  3. Tyler

    She's hot, but Mccain still shouldn't be president.

    June 11, 2008 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  4. NoMcSame

    Show us how great an influence he had on you by joining the Army and going to Iraq. Support your dad. YOU GO GIRL.

    June 11, 2008 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  5. Capt. Smash, Salt Lake City, Utah

    Why are you reporting this stuff?

    June 11, 2008 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  6. Barnie

    While McCain sends other people's children off to Iraq to be maimed or killed, his daughter will be writing a children's book. Bush's daughter just got married. Does anyone see a pattern?

    June 11, 2008 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  7. shannon

    I can't wait to read the nasty comments from the Obamites.

    June 11, 2008 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  8. michael , Montreal

    How is this news?

    June 11, 2008 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  9. Republican for Obama

    I'd vote for her before I voted for her father. Atleast she intends to educate our children rather then kill more of them in a foreign country by leaving them there for 100 years because 'it's not important' when they come back.

    June 11, 2008 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  10. MM

    And this is news ....................................

    June 11, 2008 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  11. John from Mlps

    Good for you Meghan! The McCain family seems to be in touch with the real world. Their dad...well...he's a good man trying to be in touch. John McCain has a son in the Marines who served in Iraq. That means a lot to us with service ties.

    June 11, 2008 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  12. Derek in Seattle

    Cowritten with Paris Hilton. The irony of the proceeds going to the vets who were maimed by her fathers politics is a nice touch.

    June 11, 2008 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  13. Voter

    There's a lot of this going around. Why do Republicans want to write children's books?

    June 11, 2008 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  14. Texas Voter

    BIG WHIP CNN! Why is she any different from anyother candidate's kid? Chelsey Clinton played a major part in her mother's campaign. Why don't you put your resources to good use and do a report on something that truely effects this nation! You are really reaching with this story! Next you will be reporting on Cindy McCain's shopping sprees!

    June 11, 2008 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  15. Ian

    Dave in NC,

    Exactly what I was thinking. Somehow I don't see the kids being able to grasp that. Although they are dealing with more and more adult issues these days.

    June 11, 2008 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  16. muffy

    Great Point!!!!

    June 11, 2008 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  17. P, CA

    How does that work? "and then little Johnny was sent to fight for his country, but he was tortured severely for years, then Johnny came home to find his wife crippled from a car accident, so he saw other women behind her back. Then one day, Johnny met Cindy, called her a c$&t for everyone to hear. And they all lived happily ever after... Until America was destroyed for letting its stupidity run rampant."


    June 11, 2008 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  18. Jim

    Dave in NC: that was great .. lol

    June 11, 2008 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  19. MIKE J.

    BIG DEAL!!!

    June 11, 2008 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  20. NYCAustin

    Who CARES?!?!?!

    June 11, 2008 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |

    Its Good That You Are Writing A Book For Kids! But Since I Dont Want My Children Drafted For War With Iran I Wont Be Voting For Your Dad!

    June 11, 2008 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  22. Beverly, NYC

    Has this book deal been vetted? Did Daddy call a friend at the publishers? Getting a book by an unknow author published in 3 months must be a record. Do the publishers have questionable mortgages we should look into? Where is the other portion of the book sale going, increasing the trust fund? See how McSame likes it when the shoe is on the other foot.

    June 11, 2008 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  23. PM

    Maybe she could read it to Bush

    June 11, 2008 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  24. Greg FL.

    Gotta love having a famous dad, because I'm sure she wouldn't get word one published otherwise.

    June 11, 2008 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  25. Leah DiMarco, Texas


    Vote Obama '08

    June 11, 2008 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
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