In September of 2009, Phoenix Books published Rod Blagojevich’s memoir-cum-proclamation-of-innocence, entitled “The Governor.”
Last week, the former governor of Illinois told The Observer that he is currently pondering a second book. The subject?
Great comebacks in history.
“Writing is hard work,” said Mr. Blagojevich. “I’d like to write on subjects other than me. I got a book in mind, when this is all over, about some of the great comebacks in history. Yeah, I’d like to write that. I got like twenty chapters already in mind.”
“I better not disclose them.”
Mr. Blagojevich was less coy about what he’s currently reading. Historical analysis is a serious pastime for Mr. Blagojevich, who enjoys comparing his life to those of great historical figures. He said he was currently reading (a) “Big Trouble” by J. Anthony Lukas about the 1905 assassination of the former governor of Idaho and (b) “Jesus” by Paul Johnson.
In other words, a book about a tragic plot to destroy a governor and a book about the central figure in the story of resurrection and God’s eternal forgiveness.
Mr. Blagojevich credited his choice in reading material to a history book of the month club.