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. Publico

    Don't you have to actually do something before you write a book about it?

    March 10, 2010 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  2. gt

    our next president..

    March 10, 2010 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
  3. GI Joe

    We need more in congress like Brown. Either party – they HAVE to work together for US - or fire them.

    If they are obstinent or just obstruct to behave like little children not getting the candy they want - fire them.

    Work for US or You're Fired.

    March 10, 2010 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  4. Doug,lib jersey

    I really hope he has a good security force for his family. We all have heard the comments from Democrats, a majority wish for harm on Palin's family, the same holds true now for this great man as well.

    March 10, 2010 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  5. Scottish Mama

    He will run for President in 2012, watch, you saw it here 1st. Moderate repub....pro -gay, pro-choice....

    March 10, 2010 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  6. diridi

    At last they are good at selling books, why can't they work for walden book store...????GOP, I pity you....and your bush and chenay.....who made distruction....of this nation...sorry, no face of these thugs on currencies...not reagan, nothing...instead, put carolina nag's head beach, or Atlantic Beach, or Grand Canynion....

    March 10, 2010 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  7. Dennis

    I have a feeling that the Republican Party will be wanting to distance themselves very far from Scott Brown in the not to distance future, much like Sara Palin. Unless, of course, they can continue to dumb down the American population. I am seeing a very good start.

    March 10, 2010 09:50 am at 9:50 am |
  8. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    So far, I must say, I LIKE THIS BROWN FELLOW!!!!! Yes, I know he's a Republican, and so what in this case? This man appears to be voting with his conscience and common sense NOT Party first. Good for you Sen Brown! Good for you!

    March 10, 2010 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  9. Copying From The Smart Kid in Class?

    Are these people [Brown, Palin] attempting to follow President Barack Hussien Obama's genius?

    Write a couple of books of substance in preparation for a run at the Presidency.

    Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

    March 10, 2010 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  10. cjr

    what does he have to say?? this guy is a 2 year wonder and then back to driving a truck!

    March 10, 2010 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  11. Sadie

    If republicans would stop writing books and start working instead of filabustering everything maybe this country would start to recover faster......maybe they are filabustering because they have NO Solutions, NO answers, NO Real Ideas........they are only causing more divide in this country....and when these idiots that go flying their planes into government buildings, or shoting people at the Penagon continue to turn their Hate onto our goverment, we have only the Right wing zealots to blame.....Limbaugh, Beck, Coulter, Hannity, Palin, and the radicals in the Right Wing Republican Party (Tea Baggers) .......Their Hate and racisium and radical views are turning people against our Government........it won't be the Terrorists that will distroy us, we are distroying our country our government all by ourselves with out the help of any outside help.......and you have the above named people to blame.....of course they will only blame Obama and the democrats.........it takes more than one Party to distroy this country.......

    March 10, 2010 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  12. Carol

    I see it didn't take long for this one to sell out to celebrity and power. Too bad. I thought this guy would be different. Silly me.

    March 10, 2010 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  13. cspurgeon

    Gee another book deal. Oh well. guess he has a lot of spare time in the senate. He is doing campaign pitches for others and writing a book and has probably already placed 5 or 6 votes in the senate. what a farce...Just wants to make money...Thanks Mass...

    March 10, 2010 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  14. sandy

    This guy just appeared on the horizon and now you would think he was the second coming of the Messiah. Get a grip people. Just because he is a republican who took over the Senate seat of Ted Kennedy does not mean he is a good politician. Lets just sit back and wait and see before we put a crown on his head. He is being used by the RNC and I hope he has half a brain and does not let this happen. We'll see.

    March 10, 2010 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  15. Reny

    Gee Another Republican book of tripe I will never read!

    March 10, 2010 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  16. jimtranr in OR

    Imagine being rewarded with a fat book contract because your electoral opponent was both inept and complacent enough to sit on her hands through much of the campaign season. Scott Brown really hasn't accomplished anything of note yet (except perhaps for his vote on the jobs bill), and now he's being promoted as the greatest political thing since sliced bread–with a hefty push from Rupert Murdoch's Harper-Collins.

    The dumbing down of American politics continues.

    March 10, 2010 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  17. GJ

    That's going to be one of the least interesting memoirs ever. And probably one of the shortest.

    March 10, 2010 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  18. hampster

    Whats up? No freedom of speach?

    March 10, 2010 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  19. Helen

    Hope he don't be like the party of Noooooooooo's and make a good career for himself.

    March 10, 2010 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  20. Dis Gusted

    Brown and Palin. Their purpose in life seems to be to see just how much money they can rake in. What a farce!

    March 10, 2010 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  21. james brentz

    We will soon see if Senator Brown is any different or just like all the other politicians elected to office recently. Will he follow the Constitution as he pledges or will he become another self seeking career politician?

    March 10, 2010 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  22. A. Goodwin

    He still upsets me that he's basically against health care reform...but as a Democrat, I'm happy to see at least ONE republican with some balls to go against the "no."

    March 10, 2010 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  23. Chris D.

    Everyone is out for fame and money these days in politics.....Really Scott Brown book already?
    Okay i wished this Senator well......He won fair and square, however, maybe he should do something in the senate first, JUST A THOUGHT?!

    March 10, 2010 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  24. jules sand-perkins

    Good! This success story is about a regular guy with the right kind of values and the right kind of vision for his country.
    Our children and grandchildren should read this for inspiration, and Marx and Mao only for information–I mean, the ones who CAN read.

    March 10, 2010 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  25. Debbie from AZ

    As a registered Democrat, there are very, very few Republicans that I have any respect for. Scott Brown, however, seems to actually be a man of integrity, and has the courage to vote the way he feels is right for our country, even if it goes against the Republican party stance. Bravo, keep it up.

    March 10, 2010 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
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