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.

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.