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JoeEkaitis
08-23-2008, 01:59 AM
Usually. . . (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080822/ap_en_ce/people_michael_phelps)

astonwest
08-23-2008, 03:38 AM
He may have been writing it before the Olympics, and they waited for the game to conclude to fill in the blanks on his 8 golds...

maestrowork
08-23-2008, 03:45 AM
Well, timely books usually get published really quickly -- well, they're "timely" for a reason. And it will be four months after the Olympics... they can probably work really fast. I know someone who writes the Star Trek/Star Wars books and usually they can go to market extremely fast with those books, too.

Also, yeah, he's probably either started writing it or already had a ghostwriter in place. I suspect much of the book has to deal with everything but the eight golds -- his background, his training, his races including the 2000 and 2004 Olympics. And they could just fill in the blanks about the Beijing games.

scope
08-23-2008, 05:25 AM
My money says he definitely had a ghostwriter in place way before the Olympics began. Given his grueling schedule, which leaves him little free time, I can't imagine any other way it could get written and published in such a short period of time.

Joe270
08-23-2008, 05:41 AM
Well, I think all of you just don't get it. Phelps is fast.

I'm sure he writes fast, too.

jennifer75
08-23-2008, 05:45 AM
C'mon guys...don't you get it????

Jenna Glatzer is writing is book.

maestrowork
08-23-2008, 06:28 AM
Jenna Glatzer is writing his book.

Did I tell you Jenna is my BFF?

:D

jennifer75
08-24-2008, 07:32 AM
Did I tell you Jenna is my BFF?

:D

Oh yea, well she's my hero. So there.

She totally rocks. I love her.

Joe270
08-24-2008, 10:29 AM
C'mon guys...don't you get it????

Jenna Glatzer is writing is book.


Huh? Color me stupid (happens all the time) but how do you get to that conclusion?

Certainly Jenna would be the best choice for Phelps, but is this a done deal?

jennifer75
08-25-2008, 09:44 PM
Oh NO! I was joking! Don't quote me! ;)



And I meant it in the sense that he'd need a professional writer to get it done that quickly...that in no way could a first time writer punch something out that quickly unless they were an AWer of course...... ;)

stormie
08-25-2008, 10:11 PM
It's one of those "you had to be there" things. Jenna's ghost written books before.