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Whoopi's book deal

Publisher William Morrow pays big for comedian Whoopi Goldberg’s memoirs

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Rob Weisbach, the 30-year-old whiz-kid celeb-book editor at William Morrow, shelled out a rumored $2.5 million for actress Whoopi Goldberg’s as-yet-untitled collection of ”life lessons.” Weisbach cautions that it’s not exactly an autobiography — ”it’s pure Whoopi in book form.” The book is set to be published in fall 1997.