Marc Resnick, executive editor at St. Martin's Press, has acquired world rights to an autobiography by Pat O’Brien. Andrew Morton, known for penning bestselling celebrity tell-all's, is working with O'Brien on the book.
The publisher promises O'Brien, in addition to detailing the high's of his TV career--which included years as a sportscaster at CBS, followed by a stint at NBC and a later stretch covering entertainment--will also discuss his more recent fall from grace, which included a public sexual harassment scandal and a trip to rehab.
SMP is calling the book a "story of second chances," and says it will offer O'Brien's take on "how the media and celebrity worship has polluted the culture." (O'Brien spent years anchoring celebrity news shows like The Insider and Access Hollywood.) The book is tentatively scheduled for fall 2011 and O'Brien sold the book without an agent.