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News Tue Sep 01 2009

Blagojevich Book News

governor.jpgThe big news this morning is that Rod Blagojevich's book, The Governor, is out for early sale at some bookstores. I watched an amusing story about it on WGN in which people interviewed said that they would mainly read the book for entertainment value, but not much more. Apparently, the former Gov likens his plight to a Shakespearean trajedy, comparing himself to the characters of Othello, King Lear and Julius Caesar. (It's interesting that he leaves out Macbeth, isn't it?) The Sun-Times has the scoop on what's in the tell-all and a couple of quotes on notable Chicago figures as well. No word on which bookstores have the book in early, but if you're chomping at the bit to get your hands on a copy, fret not as it will be officially released next Tuesday, September 8.

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