Sunday, April 14, 2024

John Edwards, Rielle Hunter: Who First to Write A Book?


Now that they’re off the hook, we can expect books from both John Edwards and his baby mama Rielle Hunter. My guess is, literary agents, publishers and lawyers are lined up to get this done–and to get big bucks.

Hunter already had a feature in GQ. But she certainly hasn’t told her real story from crib to hotel room bed in hardcover for a significant price. She has lots of material. 1980s party girl with Jay McInerney, marriage to the son of the Jon Benet Ramsey prosecutor, her life in Hollywood (already the people from “24″ are getting nervous) to meeting John Edwards in the Regency Hotel bar.

From there, Hunter has her family to flashback on including her father — he was in a scandal that  involved  killing race horses for their insurance money.

Then she has the big affair, how she tried to get rid of Elizabeth Edwards, the whole saga of running around the country with the Youngs.

And then finally, deliverance: living nearby Edwards, raising their daughter, Elizabeth all gone. It’s a blockbuster, to be sure.

And Edwards? He’s going to have to write a mea culpa. Otherwise he’ll be stuck repping Night Court participants in North Carolina.

Publishers, start your engines.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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