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O.J. did it (wrote a book, that is)

Yesterday, the Book Standard pointed out that, according to a National Enquirer news item, O.J. Simpson has been paid $3.5-million for a tell-all book entitled If I Did It. According to the Enquirer, the book is Simpson’s tell-all murder confessional, and “its existence has been kept highly secretive.”

Today, GalleyCat wonders whether or not this can be true: “The Enquirer does have a solid track record, which is the only reason I’m not dismissing the story entirely. On the other hand, I have trouble believing that any publishing house large enough to pay O.J. $3.5 million for something called If I Did It wouldn’t have enough employees sickened at the prospect that news of this surely would’ve leaked sooner.”

Quillblog’s not quite sure what to make of all this, but does wonder what kind of real confession begins with the word “if.”

Related links:
Read the Book Standard article here
Check out GalleyCat’s skepticism here