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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Why Is Andrew Cuomo Being Paid So Much Money For His Memoir?

This is an awful lot of money for a book that nobody is going to read, let alone buy:

Gov. Cuomo’s memoir doesn’t hit bookstores until August but he’s already reaping the fiscal rewards.

Cuomo’s 2013 tax return – which was made available to reporters Tuesday afternoon - shows he received $188,333 from the first installment of his book advance. The advance boosted his adjusted gross income to $358,448, nearly double the amount of the previous year. The governor also paid $35,127 in legal fees related to the book.

The 384 page book, “All Things Possible: Setbacks and Success in Politics and Life,” is scheduled to be released Aug 5. Administration officials declined to say how many more advances the governor would receive from publisher HarperCollins.

Guess who owns the publisher which is putting Cuomo's memoir out and paying him so much cash for it?

You guessed it - Andy's old pal, Rupert Murdoch.

A vanity project for sure, meant to pay Cuomo back for his corporate-friendly policies with some cash and some p.r.

Cuomo's not the first politician to get paid cash for a book that no one's going to read or buy.

And $188,000+ is nowhere near a record for an advance to a politician for a book.

But it still raises my bullshit meter because I can't imagine HarperCollins sells many of Sheriff Andy's memoir.


  1. I noticed that...April 15, 2014 at 9:28 PM

    I don't think hard-working people, who represent the 99%ers, want to read Cuomo's fictional stories of his exaggerated political life except Rupert et al...

    1. Doubtful Rupert et al, will want to read it either. I would think other tan Sandra Lee, Chris Cuomo, maybe his parents and Billy Joel, no one's reading this book.

  2. Perhaps Governor Cuomo should change the title to "All Things Possible: Setbacks and Success in Life and Politics - the Art of Corruption and Immorality"....I'm sure that would be a Times Best Seller.

    1. We,, "The Art of the Deal" was already taken. So was "Hooking Up."

  3. My guess is that the book is meant to be advance publicity for his 2016 presidential run, complete with talk show interviews.

    1. Absolutely - also see that an unauthorized biography of Sheriff Andy has been delayed until 2015. Wonder what machinations took place there to delay that book? Is there anything damaging the writer is working on?

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