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Question of the day

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2013

* Tribune

Disgraced former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., who pleaded guilty last week to misusing $750,000-plus in campaign money, is writing a memoir, two sources familiar with the project told the Tribune.

Jackson, 47, will be sentenced June 28 after a seven-year spree in which he used the illicit money for a Rolex watch, celebrity memorabilia, furs, a cruise and two stuffed elk heads, among other purchases. […]

One of the Tribune’s sources, who has seen drafts of portions of the memoir, said Jackson was trying to “clear up his legacy.”

“He has nothing else to do right now,” the source said. “He’s desperately trying to change the narrative of his life story.”

* The Question: Name Jackson’s book?

- Posted by Rich Miller        


111 Comments
  1. - DisgustedOne - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 9:21 am:

    Squeezy


  2. - walkinfool - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 9:23 am:

    “Quicksand”


  3. - Darienite - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 9:24 am:

    Entitled


  4. - Aldyth - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 9:26 am:

    “Steal This Book”


  5. - in absentia - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 9:27 am:

    What Not To Buy For Dummies


  6. - Ron Burgundy - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 9:28 am:

    Not A Smooth Criminal

    or

    *a cover with a gigantic J on it like his old campaign signs* -ailbird


  7. - Stones - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 9:28 am:

    “Profiles in Discourage”


  8. - frustrated GOP - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 9:28 am:

    “Airport”


  9. - Pot calling kettle - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 9:28 am:

    Je$$e: A Life of $ervice


  10. - train111 - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 9:28 am:

    “It’s about the Money”–oh wait!! He already co-wrote that one!!

    train111


  11. - Dirty Red - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 9:29 am:

    “Dreams From My Father”


  12. - Arthur Andersen - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 9:32 am:

    Tripped Up


  13. - PublicServant - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 9:34 am:

    “Am I Crazy, or What?”


  14. - chica1 - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 9:34 am:

    Blondesided


  15. - OneMan - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 9:35 am:

    From Elkheads to Bruce Lee, sometimes stuff is more important that staying out of jail.


  16. - OneMan - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 9:35 am:

    240 Pages of me blaming others….


  17. - Woody - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 9:35 am:

    “How I Got Mine, and How You Can Get Yours!”


  18. - zatoichi - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 9:36 am:

    Life’s Been Good.


  19. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 9:36 am:

    “Trips” Trips and His Trips


  20. - Skeptic - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 9:38 am:

    “Hey, At Least I’m Not Blagojevich!”


  21. - Anon. - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 9:38 am:

    “Fixing to Turn My Life Around”


  22. - OneMan - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 9:39 am:

    Congressional FEC compliance by dummies…


  23. - TheDopeFromHope - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 9:43 am:

    I Went to Congress and All I Could Steal Was a Lousy 750K


  24. - 3rd Generation Chicago Native - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 9:44 am:

    “Tips on how to use campaign funds and not get caught, what I have learned”


  25. - Rich Miller - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 9:44 am:

    ===“Fixing to Turn My Life Around” ===

    I think a more “out south” title would be “Fixin’ to get ready to turn my life around.”

    Just sayin…


  26. - Anonymour - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 9:45 am:

    Dirty Red has a good one.


  27. - Bluefish - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 9:47 am:

    “Bring It On: How to Tick the Feds Off in One Easy Step”


  28. - Billy - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 9:47 am:

    Rewriting My Life!


  29. - OneMan - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 9:49 am:

    My Efforts To Support The American Fur Industry


  30. - el boombo - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 9:50 am:

    50 Shades of Greed


  31. - Joe from Joliet - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 9:53 am:

    “One Flew Into The Cuckoo’s Nest”


  32. - VanillaMan - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 9:54 am:

    Breaking Wind
    Chicken Soup for the Parole
    The Little Jesse That Couldn’t
    Diary of a Wimpy Kid
    A Series of Unfortunate Purchases
    Men Are Behind Bars, Women Are Just Venous


  33. - titan - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 9:56 am:

    The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From The Tree


  34. - Responsa - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 9:57 am:

    Triple Threat


  35. - Responsa - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 9:58 am:

    The Family Business


  36. - Responsa - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 9:59 am:

    Sandi and Me


  37. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 9:59 am:

    J3-40892-424 - I fought the Law and the Law won.


  38. - MarginofEra - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 9:59 am:

    “She Devil Got a Watch”


  39. - Anonymour - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 9:59 am:

    It’s a scholarly piece:

    The Benefits of Primogeniture: Why Article I, Section 9 needs to be removed from the U.S. Constitution.


  40. - Joe from Joliet - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 10:00 am:

    An unauthorized biography has also surfaced:

    “750 Grand: That’s Why They Call Him Junior”

    By Rita Crundwell


  41. - Esquire - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 10:00 am:

    “Kid Dyn-o-mite!”

    Seriously, this tome may sell fewer copies than Blagojevich’ self-serving memoirs.


  42. - VanillaMan - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 10:08 am:

    The Joy of Bookcooking
    Fables of Glory
    Rich Dad, Poor Dad
    Captain Trainingpants
    The Vampire Chronicles
    Transformers
    Jesse Quixote
    Things Fall Apart


  43. - dupage dan - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 10:10 am:

    The VaJackson Monologues


  44. - Plutocrat03 - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 10:11 am:

    Oops: How NOT to Conduct a Shakedown: The Real Jesse Jackson Jr.


  45. - MrJM - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 10:13 am:

    “More Than I Could Chew”

    – MrJM


  46. - dupage dan - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 10:14 am:

    One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest


  47. - Cornerfield - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 10:15 am:

    “There And Back Again: A Politician’s Tale”
    (Apologies to J.R.R.T.)


  48. - dupage dan - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 10:15 am:

    Diary of a Mad Housemember


  49. - Anonymour - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 10:16 am:

    Blago and Me.


  50. - Left of Central IL - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 10:17 am:

    Classic tragedy: J3 and the Golden Fleecing


  51. - dupage dan - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 10:17 am:

    The Eden Express, A Memoir of Insanity

    Oh, wait, Mark Vonnegut already took that one.


  52. - Chevy owner/Ford County - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 10:22 am:

    “Plus Miserables”


  53. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 10:24 am:

    How They Wished He Hid Jesse’s Girl; How a Watch and Trip Snowballed to Prison


  54. - the Patriot - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 10:26 am:

    Dreams from my father.


  55. - Plutocrat03 - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 10:28 am:

    Jessie’s Girl and the Golden Watch


  56. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 10:31 am:

    Leave the Watch, Give a Cannoli…Instead.


  57. - Cincinnatus - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 10:37 am:

    It Was the Best of Time, It Was the Worst of Times

    A history of Rolex by JCube


  58. - Ivory-billed Woodpecker - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 10:37 am:

    “Hubris: A Primer.”


  59. - Arthur Andersen - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 10:39 am:

    “I Wrote the Law and the Law Won”


  60. - Formerly Known As... - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 10:50 am:

    “Tumble from the Mountaintop”


  61. - Jake From Elwood - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 10:51 am:

    Swiss Watch Family Jackson and the Looming Sentence


  62. - Tommydanger - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 10:57 am:

    I coulda been a contender. I coulda been someone, instead of a bum.


  63. - Ann - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 10:58 am:

    It’s rare that Oswego Willy doesn’t win these, but Dirty Red clearly gets the prize this round.


  64. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 11:01 am:

    - Ann -

    Am I done? lol

    Dirty Red is very good, but Ihoe there is till time …


  65. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 11:02 am:

    Son Of A ….Preacher Man


  66. - one of the 35 - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 11:05 am:

    “You can fool some of the people all of the time”


  67. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 11:07 am:

    Yatzee! Games Played and Lost by Junior and Sandy

    Don’t Need a Watch, When Doin’ Time

    A Pair … Going .. to the Big House

    Trip’s Tips; Consequences for Tippig Your Waitress


  68. - siriusly - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 11:07 am:

    Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough
    The true story of one congressman’s obsession with Michael Jackson memorabilia.


  69. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 11:09 am:

    Beer Bottles, Soda Bottles, Or Bread and Water Bottles; A Choice of Preacher’s Son


  70. - Anonymour - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 11:12 am:

    Ingratitude: How the National Co-Chair Got Prosecuted for Little Things that Really Weren’t His Fault.


  71. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 11:15 am:

    J4!

    Jesse. Jackson. Junior. Jailbird.


  72. - railrat - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 11:27 am:

    How to attain a Budweiser distributorship the JJJr way


  73. - j28 - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 11:33 am:

    Illness, Service & Corruption: 750,000 ways how I served my constituents


  74. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 11:37 am:

    The Polarizing Bi-Polar


  75. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 11:38 am:

    Frozen Assets; How A Bi-Polar Disorder Stole Everything


  76. - Mama - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 11:44 am:

    The Life and Times of a Chicago Congressman - Jesse Jackson, Jr.


  77. - J - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 11:47 am:

    I think he should stick with the title for his previous book:

    It’s All About The Money
    http://weaselzippers.us/wp-content/uploads/Screen-shot-2013-02-19-at-12.42.16-PM.png


  78. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 11:55 am:

    The Hoarding Congressman


  79. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 12:04 pm:

    PayPal Accepted; How I Bought Myself To Prison


  80. - zatoichi - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 12:18 pm:

    Opportunities


  81. - 13thone - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 12:28 pm:

    “Catch me if you…….Damn!”


  82. - What's in a name? - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 1:02 pm:

    Perhaps Gus Savage and Mel Reynolds will write the preface.


  83. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 1:05 pm:

    Too Many Women, So I’m Doin’ Time
    (A Politician’s Guide to Fashion and Decorating Multiple Homes on the Peoples’ Dime)


  84. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 1:05 pm:

    Sorry, that should have been:

    Too Many Women, So I’m Doin’ Time
    (A Politician’s Guide to DATING, Fashion and Decorating Multiple Homes on the Peoples’ Dime)


  85. - Irishpirate - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 1:11 pm:

    Campaign Finance for Dummies


  86. - Just The Way It Is One - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 1:13 pm:

    Abject Arrogance and Blind Stupidity
    –An Ex-Congressman Acting above the Law, Keeping Hope Alive, and the Search for Redemption


  87. - Irishpirate - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 1:14 pm:

    Kung Fool

    Kung Foo and the art of Campaign Finance


  88. - Anonymour - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 1:22 pm:

    The Second Congressional District: Upholding the Tradition.


  89. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 1:25 pm:

    It Ain’t Me, I Ain’t No Senator, Son!

    Jesse Jackson Jr.; My Life, A Senate Seat, & What You Don’t Know About Me.


  90. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 1:37 pm:

    =“Catch me if you…….Damn!” =

    lol Winner!


  91. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 1:41 pm:

    Til Incarceration Do Us Part
    (A Primer On Political Marriages And Other Relationships)


  92. - been there - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 1:50 pm:

    Chapter Headings:

    Great While It Lasted
    What Dad and Mom Forgot To Tell Me
    Fun in the Two-Pol Family
    Never Spend $14,000 on Dry Cleaning
    Got a Gold Watch Before I Retired


  93. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 1:51 pm:

    Chivalry In Politics
    By Jesse Jackson, Jr.
    (with a Foreward by Robert “Bob” Menendez)


  94. - Irish - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 1:53 pm:

    Things My Father Taught Me.(And things he didn’t.)


  95. - Rich Miller - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 1:55 pm:

    Nightmare on Easy Street


  96. - dupage dan - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 2:07 pm:

    Oh, Please, Mr Wizard, I Don’t Want to be Trips No More.


  97. - Irishpirate - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 2:17 pm:

    TRIPP the light FEDdango

    We TRIPPed the light fandango turned cartwheels ‘cross the floor. I was feeling kinda’ seasick the crowd …


  98. - Boone Logan Square - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 2:20 pm:

    Off The Wall


  99. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 2:25 pm:

    Ok, getting close to 100 …

    J Trips, Act II


  100. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 2:45 pm:

    Cure the Disease, Kill the Patient; The Jesse Jackson Jr. Story


  101. - Jake From Elwood - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 3:18 pm:

    Elk Head on the Chopping Block: A Cautionary Tale


  102. - Wensicia - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 3:53 pm:

    The Lord of the Watches Trilogy:

    The Fellowship of the Campaign Fund (me and Sandi)

    The Two Elk Heads

    The Return of the Feds


  103. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 4:00 pm:

    Bi-Polar Excess


  104. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 4:01 pm:

    The Son also Rises (and then falls down)


  105. - Left of Central IL - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 4:06 pm:

    Candidate No. 5 and the Bi-Polar Express


  106. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 4:18 pm:

    Congressional Obsessional Confessional


  107. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 4:21 pm:

    A Clockwork Orange (jumpsuit)


  108. - Kasich Walker, Jr. - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 5:26 pm:

    Nuts


  109. - Super Fly - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 5:38 pm:

    Into the Quagmire
    by The Peotone Flyer


  110. - Ted - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 6:12 pm:

    “Bring It On!”


  111. - 618er - Wednesday, Feb 27, 13 @ 6:14 pm:

    Rich, there’s no ‘x’ in fixin.


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