Rod Blagojevich's six-figure book deal is big news but no surprise to anyone who's followed the disgraced former Illinois governor's whirlwind media tour these last few months.
Blago promises to bring out all the dirty laundry and expose "the dark side of politics he witnessed in both the state and national level," even he embarrasses himself in the process.
Rod Blagojevich plans to "tell all" in his memoir,
due out later this year. (AP photo)
The most interesting detail of the deal is that Blagojevich chose Phoenix Books to publish the book in October. Phoenix, run by Michael Viner of Beverly Hills, Calif., also published books about New York Times plagiarist Jayson Blair, Hollywood and New York call girls, German murderer/cannibal Armin Meiwes, and hey, look -- Drew Peterson! (Fatal Vows: The Tragic Wives of Sergeant Drew Peterson was written by the Sun-Times News Group's Joseph Hosey.)