When I last wrote about The Anonymous Lawyer, it was on December 26, 2004, when New York Times reporter Sara Rimer pulled back the curtain of anonymity to reveal the law student who stood behind it: as we all know now, it was Jeremy Blachman, who told Rimer that he hoped to turn his weblog into a book.
Today Harvard Law School is reporting that Jeremy has already negotiated a book deal with Henry Holt and Co.--
In the days following the Times article, he heard from two dozen book agents, all itching to capitalize on the buzz. In February, he settled on a deal with publisher Henry Holt and Co. to write the book version of Anonymous Lawyer. When interviewed for this story, he politely declined to say what the deal is worth.
“It will be like a ‘Bridget Jones’s Diary’--letters to the reader in blog form about this guy’s life at the firm,” said Blachman. Although the existing blog will serve as the source material, he says the book will have new stories and a plot.
I say to Jeremy: Congratulations, and I'm looking forward to the book. (And thanks to Mike Cernovich for notifying me about Jeremy's news.)