Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Anthony Scaramucci’s Failed Book Proposal

After being fired by the White House, Anthony Scaramucci submitted a book proposal. After the story leaked out, he withdrew the proposal, saying that he didn’t want to write a tell-all book. Here is the proposal’s opening paragraph:

TITLE: I DID IT MY WAYBY ANTHONY SCARAMUCCI

DELIVERY: SEPTEMBER 30, 2017 TARGET LENTGH: 60,000 WORDS

 Anthony Scaramucci was President Donald Trump’s White House Communications Director for ten days. This book is the story of those ten days -- from the perspective of the outspoken Wall Streeter-turned Washingtonian who lived them. In retrospect, it was around Day 6 of his appointment as Communications Director that things took a strange turn, when his comments about the White House chief of staff created an uproar, leading to Scaramucci’s ouster. What the public doesn’t know was the countless other interactions involving Sean Spicer, General McMaster, Sarah Huckabee and even the Vice President.

You can read the rest here at the Business Insider. For those of you planning to write a book, I think you can view the proposal as a bad example. It doesn’t begin with enough “fireworks” or “sizzle” to suggest that the book would attract enough of a readership to make the book profitable. In additional, Scaramucci is old news; the political world has moved on.

(ljs)

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