Publishers are "chompin at the bit" to sign a book deal with Comey
"Jim Comey's story has everything, from White House intrigue to possible corruption and law breaking. His explosive story makes 'West Wing' and 'House of Cards' on a par with Mister Rogers," an acquisition editor for a major New York publishing house told The Daily Mail.
"When his proposal hits my desk, I've already been authorized to offer $10 million."
A movie-TV agent also told the publication that he knows of a "top-drawer producer who's already talking to stars to cast the Comey role."
"He has to be tall, good-looking and a Jimmy Stewart-John Wayne-hero type. I was mesmerized when I spent the whole day watching Comey testify," the agent said. "Comey could expect a movie deal tied into the book worth many millions of dollars more, tens of millions."
STREAMED LIVE ON THE WEB Wednesday, June 21 at 12 p.m.
John Avlon, editor-in-chief of The Daily Beast, discusses the first president’s momentous and prescient farewell address to the nation and how the address could help reunite America through the lessons rooted in Washington’s experience as described in his new book, Washington’s Farewell: The Founding Father’s Warning to Future Generations. Michael Gerhardt, scholar-in-residence at the National Constitution Center, moderates.
A book sale and signing of Washington’s Farewell with John Avlon will follow the program.
This program is free for Members, $5 for Teachers & students, and $8 for Non-Members. Registration is recommended for all programs. Guests can call 215-409-6700 or click here to reserve tickets.
If you are interested in covering either of these programs or need additional information, please feel free to contact Merissa V.Blum, contact info below. The programs will also be streamed live at constitutioncenter.org/live.
Merissa V. Blum
National Constitution Center
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Monday, June 19 at 6:30 p.m. National Constitution Center, 525 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
In the last decade, public approval for Congress hit an all-time low. Whether by executive overreach or internal dysfunction, Congress appears to have given up some of its power. Josh Chafetz, author of Congress’s Constitution, Carl Hulse, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times, David Mayhew, author of The Imprint of Congress, discuss why and what, if anything, Congress can do to take its power back. Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, moderates.
A book sale of Congress’s Constitution: Legislative Authority and the Separation of Powers (Chafetz) and The Imprint of Congress (Mayhew) will follow the program.
Admission is free for 1787 Society Members, $10 for Members, teachers & students, and $18 for Non-Members. Registration is recommended for all programs. Guests can call 215-409-6700 or click here to reserve tickets.