Shriver filed for divorce from Arnold Schwarzenegger on Friday and the subject of their 25 year marriage and his numerous affairs is the hottest topic in the book world.
One top publishing executive said that the advance paid to California’s former First Lady could earn her more than the all-time advance record, which is the $15 million paid to Bill Clinton for his memoir, “My Life.”
Shriver is already the author of six best-selling books, including ”And One More Thing Before You Go… and What’s Happening to Grandpa?”. So, there is little doubt that her memoirs of growing up as part of the wealthy, powerful, yet tragic Kennedy family would arouse a lot of interest, let alone her tales of being married to a movie star who had numerous affairs.The chapter on how her high profile husband fathered a child by their maid almost 14 years previously looks set to be a good one. They should catapult sales and intrerest in the book into the stratosphere!
There’s no indication yet if Maria has any interest in writing such a memoir, but that’s not stopping publishers from putting together deals.
The hope of at least one extremely interested publisher is that Maria Shriver will agree to a deal once her divorce is finalized, even though the publication date might not be until after her youngest child Christopher turns 18 in 2015. Mark it in your diary, people!