On the Publishing front this week:
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan's memoirs were auctioned off for at least $7 million dollars.
I'm guessing Al won't be one of the names on the publisher's author advance-cut list.
Dan Brown is back in court again.
To even things out, we should make Scott Turow give tours of the Louvre.
An Ex-CIA agent is suing the federal government for messing with his book and his constitutional rights.
Freedom of speech, it's not just for everyone anymore.
Seriously, though, I'm sure Mr. Greenspan's memoirs will make (cough) fabulous reading, but what in God's name is an 80-year-old man going to do with seven million dollars? Can't everyone who wants to sue Dan get together and do a class action thing to get it over with? And has someone conveniently misplaced the Constitution again?
One final newsish note: Although sales of James Frey's books (we won't call them memoirs) still seem to be quite brisk, the author's faux past prompted his agent to dump him, and now his publisher has, too.
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