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. Monica for Obama in Indiana

    Probably not Dave. I don't even think they have that in Today's History Books. Have anyone notice that Republican Presidents and nominee's children write 'Children's Books'?

    Wonder whats up with that?

    June 11, 2008 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |


    June 11, 2008 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  3. Tim - Tacoma, WA

    Wow...and this is news because? You would think that they would cover serious issues on CNN...and yet, we get to know that Senator Obama goes for bike rides and McCain's daughter is writing a children's book about her father the "war hero". I have nothing against Senator McCain, but this is just retarded...

    June 11, 2008 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  4. TEDY

    Can she writes about children lives in IRAQ?

    June 11, 2008 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  5. JT, AZ

    I wonder how the illustrator will draw Marie, the "Flame of Florida".

    June 11, 2008 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  6. Maddison

    And we care because....

    June 11, 2008 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  7. lil

    Whats that got to do with the price of gas.

    June 11, 2008 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  8. Leroy

    Fiction book often sell better than non-fiction.

    June 11, 2008 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  9. Phyllis, North Carolina

    She is in it to make a buck. But this book better not be an dull and dry as her father speaks, do she willhave to pay Simon & Schuster for printing it.

    June 11, 2008 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  10. George B

    Hey, I know McCain is trying to reach a younger demographic, but this is ridiculous. Oh well, at least he will benefit from this, some of the proceeds are going to veterans who have brain injuries.

    June 11, 2008 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  11. Darryl,

    She get her looks from her mother she is one beautiful lady..

    June 11, 2008 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  12. jd

    It is called " Keating Five Tales for Children!

    June 11, 2008 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  13. Shiloh WA

    A portion of the proceeds? Good grief. That won't make a dent in the cost to vets. Her mother is a multmilliomaire-can't she donate all the receipts or can't she live off that trust fund? Give us a break!

    June 11, 2008 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  14. Anita from Arizona

    And this is political news why???? Should be in the Entertainment section.

    June 11, 2008 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  15. Carol

    I'm sure she means well, but McCain's life story as a children's book?

    A military family; a prisoner of war; tortured; first wife in horrible car accident; cheated on first wife while still married ; dumped first wife for bimbo; Keating scandal; off-color jokes about daughter of former president; senile old goat who doesn't know what he's talking about.

    Sounds like a delightful story for youngsters!

    June 11, 2008 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  16. TEDY

    I also suggest her to write something for the military kids. Their parents are away from house for years, so she can explain to them how Dady doesn't want them to be home soon.

    June 11, 2008 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  17. Carol, San Luis Obispo, CA

    Dave in NC you took the words right out of my keyboard. lol. Revisionist history most certainly! The book will NOT include his "character building events that happened over his lifetime."

    Keating Five; Mafia connection; Cheating on Carol McCain;
    Sexist remarks to his current wife; Slight to Hillary Clinton (remember the audience member who asked, "How do we beat the B***." and he beamed with pride, totalling relishing the moment.

    The book won't be under my Christmas Tree. Don't expect it to be on Oprah's list either.

    June 11, 2008 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  18. Donna, Texas

    Now is this a daughter from his first wife that McCain threw away when he came home to find her crippled and disfigured or a daughter from the current wife that he cheated with and married one month after he got divorced. I can't imagine she'd have too many good things to say about a man that calls his wife a trollop in public and even worst a c**t. I feel sorry for her.

    June 11, 2008 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  19. What if?

    I am a Mother first, Citizen, and a Proud Democrat.............I THINK THIS IS GREAT....... I LOVE IT WHEN OUR YOUNG PEOPLE SUCCEED AT GREAT GOALS.....WISHING YOU THE BEST......

    I hope she success and I hope she DO NOT ask her father to make a speech by reading from a teleprompter.

    June 11, 2008 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  20. Obama for President

    WHO CARES!!!!!!???????

    June 11, 2008 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  21. 1 fish 2 fish red fish blue fish

    Who hasn't written a children's book? Ho hum! Just another gimmick.

    June 11, 2008 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  22. BP

    Nonetheless, no one cares about the McCain family. Let me know when Barack writes another book. Now there's a real author!

    June 11, 2008 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  23. YoYoYoYoYo

    Her earrings are so big that you could illegally immigrate through them.

    June 11, 2008 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  24. Kenneth

    this is major news why ?

    June 11, 2008 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  25. Debra

    This isn;t news and more a story about an oportunistic person.

    June 11, 2008 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
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