"Simon & Schuster has won the bidding for the first book by former New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson since she was booted from her job last May ..." - Keith J. Kelly, "Ex-Times editor Jill Abramson inks $1M book deal," in the New York Post, February 25, 2015. Here is the article.
Supposedly the focus of this future book is the future of media. That, of course, is a crowded space. Daily, just in the inbox of my email, I receive non-stop articles, webinars and book excerpts on this subject. Can Abramson really provide new insight? That could be possible through her reporter's skills.
Or maybe not. The interest in the book could be the hope that she dishes the dirt on the high-profile players at The New York Times. Gossip is fun. And the most juicy bits can come from a woman scorned. In this situation, it wasn't by a lover but her employer.
If the book turns out to be gossipy, a good time is ahead for all of us.