Monica Lewinsky Shopping Book Deal (Report)
Monica Lewinsky, the former White House intern whose sexual dalliance with President Bill Clinton was at the heart of his impeachment, is shopping a top secret book deal, according to the New York Post.
Page Six reported that Lewinsky is "making the rounds" of major publishers, who were required to sign non-disclosure agreements in advance of a meeting.
The paper had no details about the contents but the publishing "insider" who leaked the story promised that "every major publisher was interested in hearing what she had to say."
A rep for Lewinsky offered no comment.
The Huffington Post reports that news of a Lewinsky book deal is wrong.
This would be Lewinsky's first book with her name on the cover as author. Biographer Andrew Morton (Diana: Her True Story) wrote Monica's Story in 1998 with Lewinsky's cooperation but she wasn't an official co-author.
In the wake of former President Clinton's well-recieved speech at the Democratic Convention, Lewinsky's name has resurfaced in the news, as commentators recalled the scandal that nearly cost him the presidency.
Lewinsky was a White House intern in the mid-90s when she had a brief (and icky -- remember the cigar and the dress?) fling with Clinton. Republican inquiries into the president's behavior and his carefully parsed non-denial denials became the basis for his impeachment in 1998.
The Senate failed to convict Clinton of the House of Representative's charges and he remained president.
Amazingly, Lewinsky--still remembered as the dewy-eyed recent college graduate of the scandal--turns 40 this year.