Rick Bragg to pen Jessica Lynch book

Rick Bragg’s found a lucrative way to kiss off the NYTimes after they raked him over the coals for datelining a story from a location only visited by an assistant–he’s going to write Private Jessica Lynch’s $1MM plus biography.
Accoring to Publisher’s Weekly, Bragg will receive half of the $1MM advance as his writer for hire fee. Knopf is planning to release the book in Veteran’s Day, and will produce a one-hour prime time TV special planned to coincide with the book’s publication date, involving interviews not only with Lynch, but with her parents, brother, sister, fiancé and Bragg as well.