March 3rd, 2009
10:26 AM ET

Blago's got a book deal, now you give him a title

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Chicago Tribune
John Kass

Who the heck would ever plunk good money down to read a book titled "The Governor" by Rod Blagojevich?

That's the working title of Blagojevich's planned book, but it's a terrible title. That's why you readers are being enlisted to come up with a juicy, compelling title for our former Gov. Dead Meat's tell-all book, which was announced Monday.

If your title wins, you'll get a prize, and I mean a real prize this time, something tangible.

Because I'm writing the column, I get to go first. So how about this one:

"Et Tu, DeLeo?"

That's a reference to Blagojevich's former close friend, the former shadow governor of Illinois, state Sen. James DeLeo (D-How You Doin?), who abandoned Dead Meat and voted to remove him from office after all the good times they had.


Filed under: Rod Blagojevich
soundoff (35 Responses)
  1. xtina, chicago IL

    too tired to think of any! but LOL at "Lord of the Bangs" and many, many others esp. "mb"

    "Don't Drop the Soap" and "Too Pretty for Prison" God, you people are good !! 🙂

    March 3, 2009 at 3:29 pm |
  2. Annie

    "Hair and Shoulders Above the Rest"

    March 3, 2009 at 3:13 pm |
  3. EJ (USA)

    No thanks John. We don't need a subscription to the Chicago Tribune.

    March 3, 2009 at 3:05 pm |
  4. mb

    "Checkers with Ryan" "Honest!! I'm Not Ryan To you!!" "Decorating Tips For Small Enclosures". "Pardon Me. I'm The Governor." "Don't Drop The Soap". "Too Pretty For Prison"

    March 3, 2009 at 2:07 pm |
  5. Cody

    "My Wife Cut My Hair and Made Me Sell the Senate Seat...I Swear"

    March 3, 2009 at 1:57 pm |
  6. mb

    More... "Hair's The Truth". "Will You Believe It In Writing?" 'Rinse, Lather, Repeat." "Oops I Did It Again." "VICTIM". "Blagojevich Legal Defense Fund" "The 1001st Lawyer Joke" "The Anti-Abe"

    March 3, 2009 at 1:55 pm |
  7. Alex Bechtel

    "Not For Nothin'"

    March 3, 2009 at 1:46 pm |
  8. Lauren

    "How I became a worse governor than Sara Palin"

    March 3, 2009 at 1:45 pm |
  9. mb

    How about "From Hair to Nowhere"? "Hair to the Throne"? "Brush with Destiny"? "Do I Hear $50,000?" "Let's Make A Deal" Oh....so many possibilities.

    March 3, 2009 at 1:44 pm |
  10. RobbyG, The Netherlands

    "How to Profit From a Governor's Collapse" inspired by Peter Schiff's 'How to Profit From the Coming Economic Collapse'.

    March 3, 2009 at 1:44 pm |
  11. Carol

    Title idea: Every Day I Don't Get a Payoff Is a Bad Hair Day

    March 3, 2009 at 1:44 pm |
  12. Jane

    "How To Screw Taxpayers and Get Paid For It."

    "How To Cheat Everyone and Get a Book Deal."

    "How To Have Big Hair and Steal At The Same Time."

    "How To Talk Out Of Both Sides Of Your Mouth."

    "How To Try To Look Innocent While Lying Like A Rug."

    "How To Blame Others For Your Lack Of Morals."

    March 3, 2009 at 1:41 pm |
  13. Lorin

    The Hair and I
    Governing for Dummies

    March 3, 2009 at 1:41 pm |

    OBAMA -The Final Straw....by Rod Blagojevich


    THE Original Slumdog Millionaire by Rod Blagojevich

    March 3, 2009 at 1:41 pm |
  15. Jeanette

    OJ and I are both innocent!! (subtitled) I will see him soon.

    March 3, 2009 at 1:35 pm |
  16. Jorge Corbalán (Buenos Aires)

    Take no offense: "Dispatches from Crookland"
    "How to lie (and get away with it even when caught red-handed)

    March 3, 2009 at 1:28 pm |
  17. pottsvillepa

    Joshua (Pottsville, Pa)

    Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

    March 3, 2009 at 1:09 pm |
  18. Conni

    Blagojevich the Man and His Hair.

    March 3, 2009 at 1:05 pm |
  19. keith lyle

    "I am Not a Crook" or "I didn't do anything wrong...yet"

    March 3, 2009 at 1:00 pm |
  20. Ginger

    "There's not enough hairspray in the world to get rid of me."

    March 3, 2009 at 12:58 pm |
  21. Liz Nashville, TN

    Self Help Book Suggestions...

    "America Is Just Not That Into You"
    "How To Ruin Your Career In Just Five Easy Minutes"
    "What Not To Say When You Suspect The Feds Are Listening"

    March 3, 2009 at 12:55 pm |
  22. RJ (Washington)

    Twittle Dee

    March 3, 2009 at 12:47 pm |
  23. Joe G. (Illinois)

    Obama’s Signature Mystical Tide. An Illinois Governor’s Outlook -2009 Edition. By Rod Blogojevich

    March 3, 2009 at 12:46 pm |
  24. Ris

    An Embarassment to the United States

    March 3, 2009 at 12:24 pm |
  25. Presley

    "Lord of The Bang$"
    "THE ILL OF NOISE" (get it, "Illinois", "Ill of noise"...yea okay, nevermind)

    March 3, 2009 at 12:19 pm |
  26. Alyzabeth

    Oh man, so many.

    "This Hairy Situation"

    "This Name Is Finished: Blagojevich...No Wait, I Mean That Is My Entire Name...."

    "If I Can't Sell A Senate Seat, I Will Give A Book A Try"

    "The Blagojevich Story: A Story About A Governor Who Was A Little Too Honest About His Dishonesty"

    "Ooops! Was That Out Loud?"

    March 3, 2009 at 12:09 pm |
  27. sea whimsy

    Blago's got a book deal? How awful. How to Make a Bad Stew Taste Better? I Ain't Done Yet? You Ain't Heard the Last of Me? I'm Not a Criminal Like Nixon? Move Over Huey Long? Just a few words of possibilities.

    March 3, 2009 at 12:07 pm |
  28. vanessa from silver spring, MD

    "I Don't Discuss Business at the Table" or

    "This is The Business I've Chosen"

    I luv the Godfather and Blago reminds me of the movie.

    March 3, 2009 at 12:06 pm |
  29. vanessa from silver spring, MD

    "I Don't Discuss Business at The Table" or

    "This is the Business I've Chosen"

    I luv The Godfather, and Blago reminds me of that movie

    March 3, 2009 at 12:05 pm |
  30. Thomas

    "Fear and Loathing in Chicago"

    March 3, 2009 at 12:05 pm |
  31. Mina

    How about, "A Million Little (hair) Pieces" – foreword by James Frey.

    March 3, 2009 at 11:58 am |
  32. BCM

    The first billion is the hardest – Rod Blagojevich

    March 3, 2009 at 11:52 am |
  33. Benjamin

    "How a bad hair cut can ruin your life"

    March 3, 2009 at 11:52 am |
  34. Annie Kate

    On the title what about "The Best Head of Hair in Government"...or something equally dorky like that. I do think though that for Patti Blagojevich an actress that could easily play her would be Kathy Griffin – her hair is big too so she and Rod would match. And the dialog – well it would sizzle.

    I did have one question though – those six figures he got for the advance – were those figures before the decimal point or after??

    March 3, 2009 at 11:48 am |
  35. Michael "C" Lorton, Virginia

    They wouldn't be putting up the money for Balgo's book deal if they thought they weren't going to get a return on their investment-–regardless of the title's name--his name will sell it.

    March 3, 2009 at 11:42 am |