Edwin Edwards biography hits shelves

Associated Press - December 14, 2009 10:34 AM ET

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Even behind bars, Edwin Edwards has people talking.

The imprisoned former Louisiana governor's official biography is arriving on bookstore shelves just in time to be wrapped and tucked under Christmas trees.

Danny Plaisance, the owner of local Baton Rouge bookstore Cottonwood Books, says he's got a list of buyers to call now that the books are in his store, people who wanted the book as soon as it came out.

"Edwin Edwards: Governor of Louisiana" tops 600 pages. It was written by author Leo Honeycutt, a former television reporter who met Edwards in 1973 and covered him for years.

The book includes jailhouse interviews with Edwards.

Edwards is serving a 10-year sentence for a bribery and extortion scheme to rig the riverboat casino licensing process during his fourth and final term.

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