Sunday, December 22, 2013

Charles Ramsey Signs Book Deal

Posted By on Sun, Dec 22, 2013 at 8:59 AM

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Charles Ramsey, the man credited with rescuing the Cleveland kidnapping victims from the Seymour Avenue house of horrors earlier this year, has a book deal.

It's not surprising, really, given that he shot to fame for putting down his Big Mac to help pull Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight to freedom, and for then giving a widely candid interview about the experience.

His book announcement comes on the heels of book deals from all three victims.

Ramsey will co-author the book, which doesn't have a title yet, with Randy Nyerges who helped former Cleveland Browns defensive back Hanford Dixon tell his story. Nyerges also formerly served as a staff speech writer for the U.S. senate.

Via a press release from the book's publishing company, Gray & Company:

In his book, Ramsey will give a detailed account of the day of the rescue. He’ll describe living next door to kidnapper Ariel Castro while unaware that the women were being held captive in his neighbor’s house. He’ll tell what it was like to become an instant celebrity. (For example, he says he learned the hard way that when a national TV show flies you to New York City for an interview, that doesn’t mean they also bought you a return ticket to Cleveland.)

Ramsey will also write candidly about his life before the rescue, including growing up as a black kid in a mostly white neighborhood, getting into trouble in school, serving time in prison, and, after release, working as a dishwasher and in various odd jobs to make ends meet.

The book will be published in spring 2014.

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