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If A Genetics Textbook Author Was Treated Like a Political Insta-Author

November 16, 2018

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Every week, it seems, yet another politician, or someone in a politicianís orbit, releases a book and lights up the media. Against a backdrop of ordinary people recording nearly everything, celebrities and politicians become insta-authors with the big publishers, raking in the huge advances.

Writing these tomes typically takes a few months, maybe a year. How can someone with a full time job do this? Does a politician wake up one day an accomplished writer, like me overnight becoming a proctologist, a plumber, or a porn star?

Political insta-authors often have help.

To continue reading go to my DNA Science blog, where this article first appeared.

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