Bob Costas wins and Hillary Clinton loses
Winner of the Week: Bob Costas — What a score! Costas, the NBC sportscaster, just batted in a sweet deal to pen his first book. The tome, to be published by Broadway Books, will earn him an advance in the ballpark of $2 million. Costas will not deliver a memoir; instead, according to his agent, he intends to remind us that ”sports are still good.” Look for it in fall ’97, right after he calls the World Series.
Loser of the Week: Hillary Clinton — The same week the First Lady’s book, It Takes a Village: And Other Lessons Children Teach Us, was launched, so were questions about her ethical conduct in Travelgate and the Whitewater scandal. Even Mother Nature proved uncooperative — the book’s shipment coincided with the East Coast blizzard, delaying bookstore deliveries.