It was my understanding (from someone who does a lot of ghost writing for celebs) that pretty much none of them write their own books. Why would they? They’re not writers: they’re famous for something else. Exceptions being those celebs who wrote their own comedy sketches, etc., so had been writing for years anyway (you know who you are, Walliams).Makers of "The Crown", who were probably already rubbing their hands in glee, are soon going to need hand cream and restorative skin treatments.
(Wouldn't it be fun to know who, in the celebrity world, has actually written their own book, and are those who wax lyrical (or maybe not so lyrical) at book festivals just pretending?)
The Obama(s) deal was extraordinary. It covered a number of books, but – even so. One wonders how it will ever earn out.To put his 20 million in perspective, the Obamas got a $65 million dollar advance . . . Harry should've used an agent.
So you've lacked but never flunked...?I suspect that’s more than likely. People like Fergie rarely have the degree of commitment / concentration it takes to become a writer / storyteller. They’re more used to having flunkeys to do that sort of stuff.
Btw, never understood the difference between a flunkey and a lackey. I don’t even know if it’s important…