Charlie Crist says he and co-author have finished writing ‘no-holds-barred’ memoirby George Bennett | September 6th, 2013
Former Gov. Charlie Crist says he recently finished work on his “no-holds-barred” memoir detailing his journey from Republican to independent to Democrat.
Before a visit with Democratic activists in West Delray today, Crist said he and co-author Ellis Henican finished writing about two weeks ago and the manuscript is now in the hands of editors at Dutton before a scheduled February release.
The book is to be titled The Party’s Over: How the Extreme Right Hijacked the GOP and I Became a Democrat.
Crist, widely expected to launch a Democratic bid for governor in the fall, said his first-ever book project was “hard work, I gotta tell you, but I enjoyed it thoroughly.”
Henican is a Newsday columnist who also collaborated on books with New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton and former baseball star Doc Gooden.
Asked about the writing process, Crist said: “He ended up coming down to St. Petersburg and we worked about 8 weeks straight, day and night, from A to Z, went through it and had a lot of fun doing it. Hard work, but a lot of fun.”
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