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

Scott Brown finalizes book deal

[cnn-photo-caption image= 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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soundoff (84 Responses)
  1. Irma in North Carolina

    I think he should stick to serving the senate. What has he got to say that is so great. It will be a book like Sarahs if he has the same publisher.

    March 10, 2010 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  2. geecee

    Scott, don't bother. The Massachusetts will put up a candidate to run against you next time around who really wants to win, unlike Martha Coakley, and you'll be a Senator for a very short period of time. But, guess you better "make hay while the sun shines", right?? Following in the foodsteps of Sarah Palin. Good role model, there!!

    March 10, 2010 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  3. Ender

    Scott Browns a ringer.

    LOL @ the GOP and the silly republicans.

    This guy saw an opportunity, dove in, and won because his democratic rival didn't campaign.

    And now he's backing the Dems more then he's backing the GOP.

    This guy is deffinitly a "RINO". I LOVE it. HAHAHAHA.

    March 10, 2010 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  4. jdmintexas

    Uhm, why don't you actually do something first and then write a book about that?

    March 10, 2010 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  5. Jim

    Yes, this is very important to being a Senator... publishing a book in his oh-so-copious spare time. Very dedicated...

    March 10, 2010 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  6. C.

    Shouldn't we wait for him to...I dunno...pass legislation or something, before he gets a book deal?

    March 10, 2010 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  7. kf

    It is all about $$ just like Palin.

    March 10, 2010 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  8. muldoon in ohio

    Newt Gingrich has nothing on Scotty. Brown may go further than Newt ever did with a pretty face like that. The Repubs need a new face with some visibility, and hopefully some new ideas...

    March 10, 2010 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  9. Rick McDaniel

    Funny, how everyone who goes to Washington, gets rich while they are there. Curious how that happens, now isn't it???

    March 10, 2010 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
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