March 24, 2009
From the bottom of an article about Michael Vick hiring a new defense attorney comes this interesting little tidbit about Michael Vick possibly going all Rubin "Hurricane" Carter while in the joint and writing a book. From the Atlanta Journal Constitution:
Vick allegedly has written a book while in prison and is seeking co-authors and a publisher.
“That may or may not be in the making,” [attorney Daniel] Meachum said. “That would too premature right now. But I’m committed to helping Mike get back on his feet.”
Translation: "Yeah, Mike will put a book out there, if there's enough money in it for him." Fair enough, I guess.
And I assume we're talking about an autobiography here, as opposed to a novel or a well-researched edition of "Dog Genocide for Dummies."
If that is the case, I wouldn't mind reading about Vick's life through Vick's eyes, provided that he's going to give an honest and open account of things. I'd like to know how a guy gets to a point where he finds joy in drowning a dog. I'd like to know what it was like for him in prison. I'd like to know how he came up with "Ron Mexico."
But again, all of this depends on how honest he's willing to be, and how committed he is to the project. If it's a quick cash grab, and he has no interesting in truly telling his story, it will suck. It's up to him.
If it was just a quick cash grab, though, I'd rather he did the honorable thing, skipped the book, and fought O.J. Simpson on FOX's celebrity boxing.
Gracias, The Huddle.
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