Senator Ted Cruz is writing a book, Texas. The ink dried this morning on the deal—reportedly worth $1.5 million—that will have the rookie-sensation Senator’s name and face in bookstores/airports/etc across this great land.
The details of the deal are fuzzy at the moment, but ABC News offered this non-report explaining that the book deal is happening:
Cruz’s literary agent, Keith Urbahn, said Wednesday that the tea party favorite had agreed to terms with HarperCollins. Urbahn declined to discuss the contents of the book, currently untitled and with no scheduled release date, or to confirm a report in the Washington Examiner that the deal was worth $1.5 million. But he says the number is “close.”
We’re guessing the book will focus to some extent on the challenges that face America, as well as some of the unique characteristics of this country that make it great. It’ll also, we suspect, coincidentally manage to find its way onto shelves somewhere close to the primary season for the Republican Presidential nomination in 2016.
Of course, this isn’t the Senator’s first brush with literary greatness. In addition to his dramatic reading of Green Eggs and Ham on the Senate floor, Cruz has also been the subject of the Ted Cruz To The Future coloring book—and, of course, of Erica Grieder’s lengthy February 2014 Texas Monthly cover story.