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Guess Who’s Back! (Yeah, It’s Monica Lewinsky)

Today in Unexpected  Comebacks news, former right-wing talking point Monica Lewinsky has announced a return to the national spotlight that will have absolutely nothing to do with handbags!

In fact, “friends” report that Lewinsky is out for “revenge”, that she’s shopping a book described as a “tell-all memoir” to major publishing houses, and that she’s received offers in the cool $12 million dollar range. Two questions: Where did these “friends” get this number? And has a public figure ever published a memoir that did not promise to “tell all?”

Whatever. The book will apparently include “secret love letters” that Lewinsky wrote to former President Bill Clinton and reveal details about his “insatiable desire for three-way sex, orgies and the use of sex toys of all kinds.” Well, we guess you sometimes have to get a little racy if you really want the press to pay attention. And there’s more: Lewinsky’s book will also recount incidents in which Clinton referred to his wife as a “cold fish” and joked about their “non-existent sex life.”

Well then. We can certainly say one thing: Anonymous sources always give the bitchiest quotes–in fact, they sound suspiciously like the carefully chosen words of paid representatives! When asked why Lewinsky chose the current moment to release a memoir, yet another member of this mysterious group of “friends” gave the New York Post this ridiculous quote:

“No one will hire her and she can’t get a job because of Clinton. She needs to make money somehow.”

Doesn’t sound like her PR folks are desperate at all, does it?
We wish Ms. Lewinsky well, and we do not envy the avalanche of negative attention she’s received over the past 14 years. Still, we have to wonder: Did her representatives really need to give such awful quotes to the press? And will anyone actually read this proposed “book?” Unfortunately for Lewinsky, her name will always be tied to that of Mr. Bill Clinton, and last we heard he’s not qualified to run for office again.

PR pros: How would you promote a product like this one?

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