Simon & Schuster announced Wednesday morning that CNN host Piers Morgan will release a book this fall that will give a “warts and all” behind-the-scenes account of life at the cable network.
The book is slated for an October release through Simon & Schuster imprint Gallery. The title as of now? Shooting Straight: Guns, Gays, God, and George Clooney.
In a statement released by Gallery, Morgan said the book will contain his “warts and all” account of life anchoring CNN’s primetime program Piers Morgan Tonight:
“There are few jobs more varied, dramatic, or exciting than anchoring a nightly cable news show, so I decided to record it, warts and all, in real time,” Morgan said. “Readers will go on the same journey I did – a pulsating, entertaining, terrifying, emotional and occasionally disastrous roller-coaster.”
He added: “This is The Newsroom on steroids.”
The press release indicates the book was written in real-time, diary-style, as Morgan explored and dealt with headline news items like the December 2012 school shootings in Newtown, Conn., which launched the CNN host into the forefront of gun control advocacy.
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