Silverman Will Get $2.5M for Book

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 13, 2008 8:47 PM CST

(Newser) – Funny girl Sarah Silverman will be paid $2.5 million by HarperCollins to write a collection of comic essays, the New York Observer reports.The bankable big- and small-screen star set off a spirited bidding war among publishers, though she will fall short of the reported $6 million that fellow comedian Tina Fey will get from Little, Brown for a similar venture.