How much would someone have to pay you to spill your family’s deepest secrets?
Maria Shriver may be putting a price on privacy, as Radar reports that publishing executives are prepared to offer Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s soon-to-be-ex-wife a record advance for a tell-all memoir. The largest book advance ever currently belongs to Bill Clinton, who pocketed $15 million for his memoir “My Life” before he even wrote it.
Shriver’s recollections would certainly be juicy, even without the current paternity scandal plaguing her family. Shriver is a Kennedy, and the fascination with that family never fades. After growing up Democrat royalty, Shriver married a movie star who ultimately ran as a Republican.
Of course, she’d have to include her take on the whole situation where her husband fathered a child with their maid, too.
Shriver has already written six books, mostly for children. Her book “Ten Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Went Out into the Real World” is based on her 2000 commencement address at College of the Holy Cross. Her 10 things, by the way, are as follows:
1. First and Foremost: Pinpoint Your Passion
2. No Job Is Beneath You
3. Who You Work for and with Is as Important as What You Do
4. Your Behavior Has Consequences
5. Be Willing to Fail
6. Superwoman is Dead (and Superman may be taking Viagra)
7. Children Do Change Your Career (Not to Mention Your Entire Life)
8. Marriage is a Hell of a Lot of Hard Work
9. Don’t Expect Anyone Else to Support You Financially
We’re sure some of those bits of advice are coming in handy during her family’s difficult time — especially as she announced on Friday that she’s officially filed for divorce from Schwarzenegger.
Apparently, if Shriver does strike a deal, it’s unlikely that she’ll publish a book before her youngest son, Patrick, turns 18 in 2015.