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April 19, 2006

Agent says hostage book could be big: Duh!

Stephen Baker

An literary agent who wants to represent freed hostage Jill Carroll says that her book, if she chooses to write one, would be big. I have no reason to disagree. But what do they expect the agent to say? That her book will be a niche product? Interestingly, this is the same agent who represented serial liar Jason Blair. He may well be a terrific agent. But if Carroll picks him, Blair's name will pop up in all the coverage.

10:14 AM


Real experience are often a draw for the public especially where human drama is concerned. I wouldn't be surprised if that were the case here. Regards, blackefir

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Posted by: blackefir at January 19, 2007 08:02 PM

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