Missed Opportunity

Ashley Smith, the woman taken hostage by courthouse shooter-upper Brian Nichols, has a publishing contract and is now “writing” a book.

Sadly, the powers that be have forsaken the most obvious and best title for the book, “The Accident-Driven Life” and have settled instead on “Unlikely Angel: The Untold Story of the Atlanta Hostage Hero.”

I may save “The Accident-Driven Life” for my not-ever-to-be-written book on Americans who forsake real books for the ghost-written memoirs of pseudo-celebs thrust into the public eye through no fault of their own by the celeb-hungry news media.

In the meantime, be on the lookout for the other book I’m not working on, “Lonely At The Top: The Carl E. Roland Story” at a fine bookseller near you.

(note: sorry about the typos earlier. i was running out the door)

2 Comments so far

  1. Kim (unregistered) on June 17th, 2005 @ 9:39 am

    Hey, I can handle Ashley Smith getting a book deal better than Jennifer Wilbanks getting a movie deal. Gag.

  2. karsh (unregistered) on June 18th, 2005 @ 4:56 pm

    Well, at least there’s not a Lifetime movie out about the same thing Ashley Smith went through.

    Damn, spoke too soon.

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