US Senator Scott Brown will release his memoirs in early 2011 and they will be published by HarperCollins, his new publisher announced this morning.
The terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Brown will soon have to file details about it with the Senate Ethics Committee. In the book, he is planning to write about his family, early career, and his surprising special election victory in Massachusetts.
"Scott Brown’s remarkable rise to the US Senate is merely one part of a life spent fighting for the values he believes in,” Jonathan Burnham, Harper’s senior vice president and publisher, said in a statement. “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.”
Brown’s agent in the deal was Robert Barnett, a Washington attorney whose high-powered clients include President Obama and former president Bill Clinton, among other luminaries.
“I am humbled to have the opportunity to share my personal story in hopes to inform, encourage and inspire others,” Brown said this morning in a statement.
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