Report: Franken lands $1M deal to write upcoming book

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Al Franken is writing a book. And apparently has a $1 million deal lined up for it.

That's according to the Huffington Post, which reported Thursday "sources close to the process" said the nonfiction work will be published by Twelve.

Twelve, according to its parent company Hachette Book Group, tries to publish just one book a month, "by authors who have a unique perspective and compelling authority." Here's their catalogue of previous publications.

Franken, in his second term as a U.S. senator from Minnesota, has described the still-untitled book as a "psychological thriller" that will cover the ups and downs of his time in the Senate, the Associated Press has reported.

Now 64, Franken is a previous best-selling author – his books generally taking a swipe at America’s right wing.

His successes include “Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot” and “Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right,” which led The Guardian to say that Franken’s “specialty is the wind-up.”

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