Penguin Books Sues Ana Marie Cox

By Betsy Rothstein Comment

The Smoking Gun has a pretty nasty scoop on The Guardian‘s Ana Maria Cox. Seems she owes a decent chunk of change to The Penguin Group for a book she never wrote.

They write:

“Blogger Ana Marie Cox, who signed in 2006 to author a ‘humorous examination of the next generation of political activists,’ is being dunned for her $81,250 advance (and at least $50,000 in interest). Her Penguin contract totaled $325,000.”

Seems the book would be right up her alley. Cox isn’t the only writer being targeted by Penguin, but she does owe the second largest amount of money in the bunch. Others named in the suit include a Holocaust survivor Herman Rosenblat and Prozac Nation author Elizabeth Wurtzel.

We’ve reached out to Cox for comment. As many know, she know longer lives in Washington and now resides in St. Paul, Minn. Read the full story here.