Jailhouse profit: Fresh out of her prison stripes, Judith Miller has signed a $1.2 million book deal for her story, according to the New York Post. That comes out to $14,117.65 for each of the 85 days she spent in the hoosegow for refusing to name her confidential source for a story she never wrote. Sounds like good work if you can get it.
NEW York Times jailbird Judy Miller has landed a $1.2 million book deal with Simon & Schuster. The tome — which will presumably detail Miller’s imprisonment for refusing to reveal her source in a probe about a leak of a CIA operative’s name — will be edited by Alice Mayhew, who oversaw Miller’s previous two books, “God Has Ninety-Nine Lives” and “Germs,” huffingtonpost.com reports. After spending 85 days behind bars for refusing to name Vice President Dick Cheney’s top aide, Lewis “Scooter” Libby, as her source, Miller was set free after testifying before the grand jury on Friday about two conversations she had with him in July 2003.