CNN pundit Piers Morgan has inked a deal with Simon & Schuster to write a tell-all book about his career at the troubled network, which he described as “The Newsroom on steroids,” referencing the popular HBO series of the same name.
Morgan’s book will go behind-the-scenes recounting his career at CNN “warts and all,” according to a statement released by his publisher on Wednesday.
The sometimes-controversial pundit’s book will be published in October under the title: Shooting Straight: Guns, Gays, God, and George Clooney.
The book will detail Morgan’s “adrenaline-fueled life at CNN as host of ‘Piers Morgan Live’ including the real time drama of covering huge breaking news stories.”
Such topics will include the death of Osama bin Laden, the Newtown massacre, the controversy generated by his own aggressive gun control coverage, as well as the garden-variety “trials and tribulations of anchoring a nightly cable news show in the world’s most ruthless, competitive, and pressurized media marketplace; and the unpredictable, fascinating, and often hilarious challenge of interviewing the world’s biggest stars and world leaders.”
While that sounds like quite a lot of ground to cover, Morgan will be presenting the book in diary format, hoping that will make the tome a bit more focused and inviting to readers.
Since Morgan is still employed by CNN (so far as we know), it doesn’t sound like his new book will be some sort of scandalous insider expose on the network, but rather more about Morgan’s own quirky and at-times stressful career there.
Publisher Jennifer Bergstrom said of the new book: “I fully expect ‘Shooting Straight’ to enlighten some readers and enrage others. Either way, it will be a thought-provoking book that I’m thrilled to publish.” Gee, that doesn’t sound like Piers Morgan at all.
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