Meghan McCain, the vacuous and comically self-regarding daughter of failed presidential candidate John McCain, sold a book to Hyperion for "high six figures" (that's dealspeak for around $750,000) in which she'll lay out—what, exactly?
McCain has been on an endless media tour witlessly promoting her ability to pretend as though she is talking about things and ideas without actually talking about anything other than her courageous willingness to talk about the things that she is not actually talking about.
While we haven't quite nailed down what Ms. McCain's book will be about-no one at Hyperion nor Ms. Brophy returned calls this afternoon-but if her recent columns for Tina Brown and Barry Diller's Web site The Daily Beast are any indication, it will probably have something to do with the future of the Republican party, and how it must change to attract the votes of modern young people.
The reason you haven't nailed down what the book will be about, New York Observer, is because it will be about nothing. But McCain will use words like "blog" and phrases like "straight up," and talk about how girls shouldn't call other girls fat and how she doesn't understand Ann Coulter and how the Republican Party needs to figure stuff out and, like, get it together people!
Here's a sample Meghan McCain bon mot from her Daily Beast column, wherein she recalled the reaction on the part of Daddy's campaign to her suggestion that she start a blog: "A few people even asked me what's a blog." No! You can render that thought as, "A few people even asked me what a blog is," or you can render it as, "A few people even asked me, 'What's a blog?'" But that is not a sentence.
The scariest part: "This will be Ms. McCain's second book. Her first, a biographical picture book about her father entitled My Dad, John McCain, was published last September through the Alladin imprint of Simon & Schuster."
In other news, you still don't have a book deal.