March 10th, 2010
10:27 AM ET
12 years ago

Scott Brown finalizes book deal

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/01/20/art.brownshake0120.gi.jpg caption ="Sen. Scott Brown has finalized a book deal with HarperCollins."](CNN) - Sen. Scott Brown will reflect on "his family background, his early career and his ascent to the office of Massachusetts senator" in a new memoir, the publisher HarperCollins announced Wednesday.

Brown's office said last month that the Republican star was in the process of landing a book deal and had hired Washington attorney Bob Barnett to help navigate the process.

HarperCollins, which also published former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's best-selling memoir "Going Rogue," acquired the rights to the Brown book and will publish it in early 2011. The publisher called Brown's win in January's Massachusetts special Senate election "one of the biggest political coups of the decade."

"I am humbled to have the opportunity to share my personal story in hopes to inform, encourage and inspire others," Brown said in a statement.

The publisher said Brown will submit his deal to the Senate Ethics Committee for approval.

"Scott Brown's remarkable rise to the US Senate is merely one part of a life spent fighting for the values he believes in," said HarperCollins Senior Vice President Jonathan Burnham. "His own story is one of extraordinary courage, persistence, and hope - it is full of surprises and will make for a vitally important book that will inspire others to follow Senator Brown's footsteps."


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  1. Sarge in Florida

    Are these politicians out to serve the country or themselves? First it was Sister Palin and now Brown. What low life creatures these people are. Including some Democrats. Just like Rubio down here in Florida running for Senate. Using a credit card belonging to the NRC for haircuts and back waxes. he is way too young and has not enough experience for the Senate, but just because he is a Republican that gets their vote. When are the people of this country do some research on these IDIOTS before casting a vote for them. Do some research people you do have a computer.

    March 10, 2010 08:55 am at 8:55 am |
  2. Tom B

    I thought he was supposed to be helping direct the country's legislation as part of the Senate, instead of just trying to get paid for himself and ignoring the country.

    March 10, 2010 09:02 am at 9:02 am |
  3. No Incumbents 2010

    Cashing in on public service is a time-honored tradition of American politics. Lining his pockets like a typical greedy career politician. Will he discuss the family values that led him to work as a nude male model?

    March 10, 2010 09:03 am at 9:03 am |
  4. Avg Guy in Red State Kansas

    Uh, excuse me for asking a dumb question, but just what solid IDEAS does he have to reform health care, create jobs and bring himself and his party together with the Democrats?

    Senator Brown ran a negative campaign that was all about trashing his opponent. In other words, the man is short on ideas and amounts to nothing more than GOP's "Dude of the Month". About a year from now I wouldn't be surprised if this dude turned out to be just another GOP dud.

    March 10, 2010 09:04 am at 9:04 am |
  5. Jilli

    Hmm...I remember the day when you actually had to accomplish something before you wrote a book.

    March 10, 2010 09:06 am at 9:06 am |
  6. FEDFL

    Is there no end to the schemes that our politicians come up with to make themselves richer and richer?

    ..

    March 10, 2010 09:07 am at 9:07 am |
  7. bk

    Another politician going to make big $ on a book deal. Why does he how so much time on his hands to write a book while working as a Senator?

    You want to read good personal stories? Why not give books deals laid off workers? Help those who r-e-a-l-l-y have a story to tell and need the income.

    March 10, 2010 09:08 am at 9:08 am |
  8. Shawn

    Hmmm. I wonder if he'll "write" his book like Sarah Palin "wrote" hers.

    March 10, 2010 09:09 am at 9:09 am |
  9. Seattle Sue

    I personally would not spend anymore money for Scott Brown's book than I did Sarah Palin's book which is zero money.

    March 10, 2010 09:09 am at 9:09 am |
  10. dutch

    Get your book deal and money while you can Scotty old boy because you won't be in office for long.

    March 10, 2010 09:11 am at 9:11 am |
  11. jay in denver

    "His own story is one of extraordinary courage, persistence, and hope . . ."

    Did that all refer to when he posed nude? (Most especially the "hope" part?)

    March 10, 2010 09:11 am at 9:11 am |
  12. rdepontb

    It will be nice to do a future comparison of his take on life to this point, against when he has been in the Senate for a full term or two...or three.

    So far, he certainly seems a genuine American. Good luck to him, and us.

    March 10, 2010 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  13. Jg

    His rise is not remarkable at all. People don't seem to understand that from 1990-2006 Massachusetts the most liberal state in the union elected Republican Govenors. They also fail to realize that with the exception of Mitt Romney in 1994 who ran and lost against Ted Kennedy virtually no Republicans of any worth or gravitas ran against Ted Kennedy. The only people who seemed to run against Ted Kennedy were the lunatic fringe of the Republican party who that party would not endorse or campaign for. And finally whether she took the election for granted or not Martha Coakley ran a piss poor campaign at best. Scott Brown's rise to Senator is not remarkable or interesting except to those people who have the misguided belief that every single Massachusetts voter is a card carrying socialist.

    March 10, 2010 09:20 am at 9:20 am |
  14. hampster

    Never realized Boston Bean Brownie wrote childrens books. Should be easy to read considering text is composed of only three letter words.

    March 10, 2010 09:21 am at 9:21 am |
  15. Felonious Monk

    Everybody write a book...now!
    Go!

    March 10, 2010 09:22 am at 9:22 am |
  16. Rupugliabn are Taliban

    All of these Repugliban books must be made up of mostly 3 letter words and large print because there are not enough educated and literate Repugliban to read this many books. There have been so many Repugliban books written lately most Repugliban have a life time reading program ahead of them. Having browsed a few of them they are pretty simple in scope and readability, average 5th grader can read then in a day or two, so no surprise there, just did not realize there were that many Repugliban who could read, imagine that?

    March 10, 2010 09:22 am at 9:22 am |
  17. Kitchen Police

    Why doesn't this lizard brain spend his time serving the people of Massachusetts rather than writing a book.

    March 10, 2010 09:24 am at 9:24 am |
  18. Rupugliban are Repugnant Taliban

    Of course the average Repugliban are educated to the 6th grade so that explains why the books are so easy to read, no words over 5 letters here, trust me on that one.

    March 10, 2010 09:25 am at 9:25 am |
  19. proud dem in nc

    who really cares!!!!!! Everyone is writing a book these days!!

    March 10, 2010 09:26 am at 9:26 am |
  20. Annie, Atlanta

    I just need to point something out here, that has nothing to do with Scott Brown, since I don't really know much about him. When Sarah uses PAC money to buy up her own books to "give to supporters" does that have an effect on where this book sits on the best seller list?

    March 10, 2010 09:26 am at 9:26 am |
  21. Dave Harris

    Why do people look to these politicians for inspiration? According to Republicans, we're all supposed to hate and fear the government, yet they "write" these books full of banal platitudes and we buy them. We are a nation of idiots.

    March 10, 2010 09:27 am at 9:27 am |
  22. No More Incumbents

    So getting elected is an accomplishment worthy of a memoir? I could see a Nobel prize, but a book deal? Oh wait, the Pres. did that as well. Great to see our elected officials continue to focus on what is important.... themselves. Have a nice 1 term Scott.

    March 10, 2010 09:28 am at 9:28 am |
  23. Ruth

    Please tell me. Who buys and reads all this crap these people put out? Has american people gotten so dumb they actually read and enjoy this kind of garbage? It must be true-- a sucker is born every minute. They bought Palin's lies and probably will buy her next book of garbage. How pitiful. I have a library of books and not one is by these nuts. Please america --learn to read and enjoy GOOD books.

    March 10, 2010 09:28 am at 9:28 am |
  24. DJ in TX

    The guy just gets in office and already using it for personal gain. That's fast. I don't understand politicians (including President Obama who dit it as a Senator as well) using the office for personal gain. senator Brown has cast one vot significant vote and already inks a deal.

    No wonder no trust Congress to do anything (Both Democrat and Republicans). No one, not a single politician has a clue as to daily lives of average Americans. A Congressman loses his job and immediately hired as a lobbyist (new rules on that now in place). Or they start some political foundation or go on television. But the average American loses his job, and he has to fight to get unemployment benefits..........when will they get a clue?

    March 10, 2010 09:29 am at 9:29 am |
  25. Open Minded Realist

    I find it absurd that a Senator of less than a few months is writing a book already. Again, another example of me first attitude with our politicians. Personal gain over working for the people that voted him in.

    March 10, 2010 09:34 am at 9:34 am |
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