Joe the Plumber Grabs Book Deal

Chooses small publisher, says he's "spreading the wealth"
By Gabriel Winant,  Newser User
Posted Nov 20, 2008 9:29 AM CST
Samuel "Joe The Plumber" Wurzelbacher, waves to the crowd as he introduced by Republican presidential candidate John McCain, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008, in Sandusky, Ohio.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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(Newser) – Before the 2008 election is a month old, Joe the Plumber plans to have a book on the shelves, the New York Times reports. Samuel J. Wurzelbacher has signed a deal with PearlGate Publishing to write “Joe the Plumber: Fighting for the American Dream,” due in bookstores Dec. 1, with an assist from novelist Thomas Tabback. Of his decision not to go with a larger publishing house, Wurzelbacher says, “They are already rich. So that’s spreading the wealth to me.”