His new autobio, The Prince of Darkness, is a great read that tells all about his leading role in the Valerie Plame affair. But we hear that Robert Novak needed a good editor just like the rest of us scribes to get it to press. At 662 pages—not including 16 pages of pictures—it's half of what he originally submitted. His team tells us that it goes on sale next week after he officially unveils it on Meet the Press. A big media tour is scheduled but so far no stop at CNN, which in 2005 unceremoniously dumped the longtime guest host—then under fire for revealing Plame's name—after he blurted out an obscenity.