If you didn't get enough of Scott Brown's earthy center-right personality in the Massachusetts Senate election, you're in luck: Brown's office announced today that the newest U.S. senator will write a book about his life story.
Brown was approached by publishers to write it, The Hill's Mike O'Brien reports.
Brown rode his image as a down-to-earth guy and aptitude for retail politics to victory in Massachusetts (though he was helped by the missteps and lackluster campaigning of his opponent, Martha Coakley, as well as faltering confidence in the federal government's economic fixes).
Such is his campaign charm that SNL parodied it.
Part of the proceeds will go to charity, and Brown will work with a
collaborator "so he can continue to focus fully on his service to the
people of Massachusetts," a spokeswoman is quoted as saying...and he'll
write the book, in part, to "ensure that the record is complete and
accurate"...perhaps anticipating future distortions of his past? His Cosmo spread having proven not to be an issue, it's hard to imagine what would be.
UPDATE: Here's the full statement from spokeswoman Gail Gitcho:
"Senator Brown is honored and humbled to be approached by many people who want him to tell his inspirational personal story about his life leading up to his election as a United States Senator from Massachusetts. He will tell his story in a book in hopes of providing insight and encouragement to others and also to ensure that the record is complete and accurate. Part of the book proceeds will be donated to charity. Senator Brown will work with a collaborator so he can continue to focus fully on his service to the people of Massachusetts, which is, and always will be, his first priority."
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