The death of Steve Jobs has inspired a myriad of tributes--none moreso than on Halloween, as countless Apple fanboys and erstwhile iNerds have chosen to dress up as the late tech icon for the holiday, mimicking Jobs' signature jeans and mock turtleneck.Read More »from Steve Jobs dominating 2011 Halloween costumes
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Bernie Madoff's son will indirectly profit, through his fiancée, from a splashy new tell-all book about the Madoff family--something that might be tough to swallow for thousands of the convicted Ponzi schemer's victims.
The book, "Truth and Consequences: Life Inside the Madoff Family," written by Laurie Sandell and published today by Little Brown, is based largely on interviews with Andrew and Ruth Madoff, who are Bernie's son and wife, as well as with Catherine Hooper, Andrew's fiancee.
Andrew and Ruth Madoff won't directly benefit from the book, according to "60 Minutes," which interviewed both of them for a report that aired Sunday night. But Hooper, who helped spearhead the project and was originally listed as a co-author, will.
"The writer is the primary beneficiary, but I am getting compensated for the work that I did in helping arrange the book," Hooper, the founder of Black Umbrella, an emergency preparedness firm, told Yahoo News.
It's not known how much she'll take in. Hooper referred further questions to Little, Brown, which declined to comment. "As a matter of protocol we never comment on the financial arrangements regarding our books," a spokeswoman for Little, Brown told Yahoo News. Sandell did not respond to a message sent to her Twitter account.
The professional lives of Hooper and Andrew Madoff, 45, have overlapped lately. The Wall Street Journal reported in December that he had taken the title of head of operations at Black Umbrella.Read More »from Fiancée of Madoff son will profit from book about family
"We haven't been involved for years. I would hope that my work would stand for itself."
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