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Monday, September 24, 2007

The Autobiography of Clarence Thomas

Justice Clarence Thomas’ memoirs will finally be released on October 1st--coincidentally, the first day of the Supreme Court's 2007-2008 term. Several years ago, news broke that he had signed a deal with HarperCollins to pen his life story in his own words. In fact, the publishing giant was so confident that the book would be a success that Thomas squeezed an astounding $1.5 million advance out of the deal – an amount which dwarfed previous arrangements with former Justices Rehnquist and O’Connor. People are particularly interested to read his account of his 1991 confirmation. Alliance for Justice President Nan Aron certainly intends to read the book. She told McClatchy News Service, “I am a regular patron of our public library, so I will be ordering it from there. I am a reader of both fiction and non-fiction, whatever this book is."

To read the full McClatchy article covering this story, click here.

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