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.

WATCH: Meghan McCain a hit with bloggers

Filed under: John McCain
soundoff (105 Responses)
  1. DJ, LA, CA

    Maybe they'll use her to get people men to show-up to McCain pep rally's.

    June 11, 2008 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  2. charles

    Why isin't she in uniform, oh, sorry, I forgot, only ture Americans will serve, republicans don't serve anymore.

    June 11, 2008 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  3. Casey in Ca.

    This the new Republican strategy.... get'em REALLY young... before Obama can get them all fired up and ready to go!

    June 11, 2008 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  4. d

    It's all about cashing in on her name. At least her publicist is smart enough to know to release the book before he loses the election in November..

    June 11, 2008 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  5. Steve

    I wish her success with the book and by all the snide comments I can tell that all your children are working on the cure for cancer.

    June 11, 2008 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  6. Ralph

    This is amazing! I'm voting for McCain.

    June 11, 2008 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  7. rw in ct

    Great, I hope it is out by Christmas so that I can give it to the little ones in my life as a Christmas present, thus they will learn about another American who persevered.

    I hope Chelsea writes one about Hillary.

    June 11, 2008 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |

    MR. AMERICA will point out she doesn't need the money.
    If other Americans were rich and did not need to work, this endevor may be appealing to them as well. But we've got our time invested in staying alive lol.

    June 11, 2008 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  9. Jay

    In response to Barnie- McCain does have a son who is a marine stationed in Iraq presently, and another who attends the US Naval Academy.

    June 11, 2008 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  10. Russell Hammond

    Barnie - this falls into that "other ways to serve" category. I imagine writing children's books can be very dangerous, what with dealing with lethal negative reviews and such.

    June 11, 2008 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  11. Pete

    Sooooooooooooooooo. Does this mean the "old man" loves children? What is the relavence of this story when our young men and women are dying in Iraq?

    June 11, 2008 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  12. jamie davidson

    Is she the daughter of Cindy McCain or of McCain's first wife, the one he abandoned after she was in a debilitating car crash?

    June 11, 2008 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |


    June 11, 2008 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  14. Greg in Ohio

    Writing a children's book, eh? Never heard *that* one before.

    June 11, 2008 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  15. Geri

    Nast, nasty people. Shut up if you can't say anything nice.

    June 11, 2008 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  16. aware

    Good for you Meghan! McCain is the only wise choice left for 08! 🙂

    June 11, 2008 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  17. Mike in Land O Lakes, FL

    I would consider buying the book for my kids as long as it doesn't contain any details about McCain's habit of chasing lobbyist skirts 🙂

    June 11, 2008 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  18. white 49 yr old woman for Obama

    how convenient! Great timing! well, I think you can soften the image of the man by writing a children's book about him, and yes, that will show another side of Mccain, but it is the man himself and his behavior that will really count. By the way, all the younger generation and children trying to represent their parents in this election, just to mirror the young and vigorous Obama will not help. The children are not running for president.
    Obama 08,12

    June 11, 2008 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  19. Republican who loves OBAMA

    To Shannon,

    On behalf of the Obamites, we think it is great that his daughter is writing a book for children! Looking forward to many more!

    June 11, 2008 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  20. Ostriches burying our heads in the sand

    Hmmm looks like Meghan's taking a leaf out of Jenna's book...If we believe in 'like father like daughter', maybe we can now say, like GW like McCain.......two peas in a pod!!

    June 11, 2008 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  21. Sherri

    Good for her. Her dad is an American hero and it is great for kids to learn about him.

    I don't support him for President. I do respect the man and thank him for his service to this country.

    I support Obama fully and completely. That does not mean I can't respect the efforts of Senator McCain's daughter.

    June 11, 2008 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  22. An American

    That is not a kids book topic, that is straight out propaganda

    June 11, 2008 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  23. Buffalo

    Since when did this become news. I also wrote a Childrens book can you please promote me too.?

    June 11, 2008 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  24. Obama/Clinton 08

    Wait...last time I checked, she was into music & fashion.

    Now Children's book?!

    June 11, 2008 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  25. EDW

    I guess she got over her dad leaving her mom for Cindy. Will her children's book talk about cheating dads?

    June 11, 2008 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
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