White House Party Crashers Looking for a Book Deal

Tareq and Michaele Salahi, who famously crashed a White House State Dinner last November and quickly became the world's most notorious uninvited guests, have now taken the next step in an apparent attempt at total media saturation: They're shopping a book.

According to the New York Post (NWS) which broke the news early Thursday, the Salahis are working with investigative reporter Diane Dimond to reveal further details about the night the fame-seeking couple bypassed the Secret Service and, with a Bravo! television crew documenting the action, mingled with guests attending a dinner for India's prime minister. (Michaele Salahi has since been cast as one of the "Real Housewives of DC," which debuts August 5 as part of the network's hit reality show lineup.) The Salahis' crash-happy antics stirred up enough controversy to eventually cost White House social secretary Desiree Rogers her job.

Dimond told the Post that the book, represented by Sharlene Martin Literary Management, will also "reveal the truth . . . of who the Salahis really are . . . It just never added up to me that someone could sneak in -- past the [security] perimeter, no less! As I began to investigate, I realized the Salahis' story is much bigger than what's been reported."

Martin, who also represents CNN news anchor Jane Velez-Mitchell and Mary Jo Buttafuoco, and sold a repackaged version of OJ Simpson's If I Did It, said in a statement: "Sharlene Martin, who represents both the Salahis and Dimond, will be presenting the book proposal, Wine, War and Roses: The True Story of Michaele and Tareq Salahi, to publishers in the next few weeks."
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