By Donovan Slack, Globe Staff
Senator Scott Brown is planning a mini-tour of Massachusetts in February to coincide with the release of his first book, "Against All Odds: My Life of Hardship, Fast Breaks, and Second Chances."
The book, scheduled for release February 22, is the product of a lucrative publishing deal that Brown landed after his stunning defeat earlier this year of Democratic Senate nominee Martha Coakley. An advisor, who did not return messages left seeking comment today, told The Washington Post of his tour plans.
The front cover features a picture of Brown with a broad smile and his now-famous barn jacket. Amazon.com is already accepting preliminary orders for the memoir, which it says chronicles, "The extraordinary personal journey of a man who, against all odds, rose to become one of America’s most surprising and promising new political figures."
Brown has said he had a tumultuous childhood, with both parents married three times; he was sternly lectured by a judge at age 12 for shoplifting LPs, including a Black Sabbath record; he posed nude for Cosmopolitan magazine; and rode a wave of populist anger this year to snatch Edward M. Kennedy’s seat from the Democrats.
The Globe reported in February that Brown wanted to write an autobiograpy and had retained agent Robert Barnett, a Washington attorney whose high-powered clients include President Obama and former president Bill Clinton, among other luminaries.
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