Benazir signs $ 500,000 deal for her memoirs

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New York, Sep 22: Former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto has signed a book deal with Harper and Collins for an estimated 500,000 dollar. Bhutto, who was scheduled to arrive in New York on Friday morning, is reported to have postponed her visit to the city. She would be visiting Washington from September 26. "Pakistan is an increasingly volatile place, and Bhutto"s book is an eye-opening look at the mistakes we"ve made in the region and what we can do to correct them — as well as what the consequences would be if we don"t," Harper Collins Executive Editor, Tim Duggan, said.

"It"s the kind of book that can actually have an impact on how events unfold in the Middle East and beyond," the New York Post quoted Duggan, as saying.

He said he bought the book proposal after hearing the exiled former premier deliver an address at the Council on Foreign Relations.

He said the book is expected to be out in the spring, was to be called "Reconciliation: Islam, Democracy and the West," and would be part memoir and part political treatise, he added.


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