By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers
We told you it was in the works, and now former Miss California Carrie Prejean has made it official: She is penning a book that will take a swipe at critics of her support for traditional marriage. Regnery Publishing today said that it won the book deal with the beauty queen. It said her book will be titled Still Standing and should be available in time for Christmas purchases.
Here's what Regnery sent us just now:
WASHINGTON , D.C.—Regnery Publishing announced today it has signed a publishing contract with former Miss California Carrie Prejean. Her new book, Still Standing, will be released in November 2009 .
Prejean attracted national attention when she answered a question at the Miss USA Pageant defending traditional marriage. The unprecedented personal attacks that ensued eventually culminated in Prejean being stripped of her Miss California crown. But the 22-year-old won the respect of millions for modeling something other than evening gowns and swimsuits—the courage of standing up for her convictions.
Now she will tell her side of the story, answering such questions as what happened behind the scenes at the pageant, why she answered the Perez Hilton question as she did, what really led to her losing the Miss California crown, and how she has been forced to battle the left's double-standard on free speech and the bias against conservatives—particularly conservative women—who stand up for their beliefs.
Prejean is represented by Lee Hough with Alive Communications, Inc.
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