Thursday, August 16, 2007

Blair; Autobiography

The former British Prime Minister wants to get paid.

Tony Blair has recruited the American lawyer who secured Bill Clinton $12m (£6m) for his autobiography to negotiate a publishing deal for his memoirs.

The former prime minister turned to Robert Barnett, who also won Alan Greenspan and Hillary Clinton multi-million dollar book contracts, to start contacting publishers on his behalf.

Industry insiders estimate Mr Blair's book could fetch a similar figure to that which Mr Clinton received for My Life.
Possible titles for Blair's autobiography include:

  • My Life... in Bush's Lap

  • I, Poodle

  • This Dog's Life: A Memoir

  • I Know Why the Caged Detainee Sings

  • Middle-aged Man, Interrupted

  • The Confessions