I was born a poor white cheerleader in the backwoods of Mississippi….
Trent Lott has himself a book deal:
ReganBooks, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, today announced that a deal has been finalized with former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott for a memoir to be published in the fall of 2004. The book will cover the entirety of Lottâ€™s life and career, from his birth in the backwoods of north Mississippi, through the political battles won and lost throughout his long career in the House and Senate, to his fall from power in 2002 in a political firestorm over remarks made at the late Sen. Strom Thurmondâ€™s birthday party.
â€œIn the past years, many people have suggested that I write a book about my rise to power in Washington. While I was a leader, I resisted the temptation,â€ says Lott. â€œBut I now feel the time has come for me to tell my side of the remarkable events that I have been privileged to experience.â€
Tenatively titled White, Like Me, it will tell the tale of little Trent’s coming of age in Yoknapatawpha County and the true story behind that whole barn burning misunderstanding.