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