[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/01/29/art.blagocu0129.gi.jpg caption="Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich will include information that could be “embarrassing” in his upcoming book."] (CNN) – Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has landed a six-figure book deal to tell his story, his spokesman confirmed to CNN Monday.
Blagojevich was impeached earlier this year amid allegations that he tried to sell President Obama’s vacant Senate seat. The former governor, who maintains his innocence, will write about the process he used to pick Obama’s successor, and “the dark side of politics he witnessed in both the state and national level.” The former governor will also discuss his two-terms in office.
The book, which has a working title of “The Governor,” is scheduled to be released by Phoenix Books in October.
Glenn Selig, Blagojevich's publicist and founder of The Publicity Agency, said the governor will divulge information that will be “embarrassing” to himself and others.
"There were some people in high places who didn't want the governor to write this book and worked to try to squash a book deal," Selig said in a statement released Monday.
The Illinois Senate voted unanimously in January to impeach Blagojevich and to permanently bar him from holding political office in the state of Illinois.