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Crazy Week

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Sorry for the lack of posting this week. It’s been incredibly hectic. Hopefully I’ll be back on a normal posting schedule tomorrow.

But in the meantime, does anyone want to take bets on how long before a book deal with Eliot Spitzer is announced? I’m guessing it might take a few months because he needs time to go away and rehabilitate his image a bit before he can pen his tale of “triumph” and “overcoming scandal” while keeping his family together.

Much, much quicker will be a book deal for Ashley Alexandra Dupre, the woman identified as the prostitute Spitzer was seeing. Scan this New York Times article and see how many publishing keywords you can identify that will make prospective editors drool. Here’s what I come up with:

  • “At 22, she is the unwitting, and as yet unseen, star of the seamy drama that is the downfall of Gov. Eliot Spitzer of New York.”
  • “She left ‘a broken family’ at age 17, having been abused, according to the MySpace page, and has used drugs and ‘been broke and homeless.'”
  • “But I made it.”

There are plenty more. But with a troubled background, name changes, frequent moves, homelessness, singing aspirations, high-ranking government clients, and difficult times, this stories going to attract publishing attention quickly. Make those phone calls now! This one’s going fast.