While Kate Gosselin works steadily to support her family, Jon Gosselin has remained jobless since the couple got divorced and Jon & Kate Plus 8 went off the air. Sure, he’s done the random night of bartending or selling of his autograph, but professional opportunist doesn’t quite make the cut for child support payments. We’ve heard rumors that he’s been trying to get another reality gig, but his contract with TLC has made this difficult.
His new idea for some cash: Penning a book on parenting.
Kate has also written a series of best selling books, so this is not a completely original idea. He thought of it with the help of his new life coach Sylvia Lafair who will be co-authoring the tomb. She’ll likely get a cut, in addition to her pay for taking Jon on “soul searching missions into the mountains of Pennsylvania at $10,000 a trip.”
A Slice of Life: Jon Gosselin’s Story will be a memoir, most likely of the tragicomic variety, detailing his “journey” from nobody, to reality TV character, to tabloid punching bag. ”
Jon is still deciding what exactly the book will be about, but knows he wants to focus on his parenting skills,” a friend of his tells PopEater. “There is no deal yet or timeline, but the [interest] in Jon from publishers is huge right now, so he’s going to strike while the iron is hot.”
Jon gets a lot of slack for being a bad parent, mostly for introducing his kids to his long line of young girlfriends, being caught on video smoking pot, and waging then dropping custody battles. But, he has been through a lot. His qualifications may not be stellar, but he has dealt with his divorce and parenting eight children. Maybe he can help some people? Paging Michael Lohan.
Jon will be leaving out some of his poorer choices. “What the book won’t be focusing on is how quickly he moved on, after Kate, with two much younger girlfriends, his partying nights in Las Vegas or his new huge tattoo that covers his entire back,” continues the friend, though making mistakes and learning from them seem it would be a big part of Jon’s becoming a better parent.
However, with Dr. Lafair’s help it might actually be good (or at least readable). She’s published an award-winning business book called ‘Don’t Bring It to Work.’
At least it’s not a picture book of Jon’s favorite Ed Hardy tees. I’ll probably read it. Will you?