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Art of the Deal Ghostwriter: Trump Could End Civilization

Tony Schwartz speaks to the 'New Yorker' about his misgivings

(Newser) - More than a million copies of Donald Trump's 1987 hit, The Art of the Deal have sold, and Tony Schwartz has pocketed 50% of the royalties earned on each one. That's because he ghostwrote the book, the product of a year-and-a-half spent shadowing Trump, listening in on his... More »

So, Just Who Wrote That Celebrity Novel?

Probably not the celebrity, says the 'New York Times'

(Newser) - Just because Nicole Richie is a reality TV star doesn't mean she can't also write. In fact, she claims to write every morning, before her family wakes up, and said last year that she writes "all my own stories." How else do you think she'd... More »

Palin Writing Pal Hails From Partisan Fringe

Co-author Vincent's earlier books skew religious, conservative

(Newser) - The woman who co-wrote Sarah Palin's bestseller-before-it's-published memoir Going Rogue has been palling around with some pretty roguish types herself. Lynn Vincent has co-authored books with a journalist with a penchant for racist rhetoric and a disgraced general, and has herself written that Barack Obama is the "minority survivor"... More »

Palin on Facebook: Now She's Got a Ghostwriter

She even used a semicolon—it can't possibly be her

(Newser) - Sarah Palin came out swinging on Facebook last night, responding to criticism of her infamous “death panels” comment in a 1,000-word, point-by-point rebuttal, complete with footnotes. There’s only one problem, notes Cajun Boy on Gawker: “There’s no way in hell Sarah Palin wrote it.”... More »

GOP Offered $10K to Prove Ayers Authored Obama Book

Goal was to prove Ayers penned 'Dreams From My Father'

(Newser) - A Republican congressman and his brother-in-law approached an Oxford philosophy don in an attempt to prove that Barack Obama's autobiography had been ghostwritten by William Ayers, the Times of London reports. Peter Millican says he was offered $10,000 to analyze Obama's Dreams From My Father and Ayers' Fugitive Days... More »

Brother's Ghost Writer: Madonna

Singer's goal: concert ticket sales

(Newser) - Christopher Ciccone’s perfectly timed book, Life with My Sister Madonna, may have had a world-famous ghost writer: the Material Girl herself. In a bid to sell concert tickets, Madonna "actually ghost-wrote parts of it with him,” an insider tells the New York Post. “That's why there's... More »

Miley Cyrus to Outsource Autobiography

Disney tween will hire ghostwriter for tell-all

(Newser) - Miley Cyrus has inked a multimillion-dollar deal with Disney Books to pen an autobiography of her short, sweet life, according to Ok! magazine. But don't think it'll read like some 15-year-old's homework assignment. The "hush-hush" tween queen is looking for a ghostwriter to put the young superstar's life to... More »

White House to Ghostwrite Surge Report

Think Progress blogger furious over detail hidden in LA Times

(Newser) - An irate blogger has blown up the fine print in today's news, exposing a plan by Washington to pen a long-awaited report on Iraq’s troop surge. Think Progress blogger Faiz posted a paragraph he discovered deep in a Los Angeles Times story, revealing that the White House will secretly... More »

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