Dan Rather will publish a memoir about his career in a book called "Summing Up" that’s due to be released in spring 2012,reports the New York Times’ Media Decoder blog.
Rather, 79, said in a statement that "with the changing climate — and attitude — about news and journalists, I feel I can give readers an honest perspective on the present, and, more important, on the future of news.” The article notes the book will take a candid approach to the end of his career at CBS, where he left in 2006 after a bungled report into George W. Bush’s National Guard record.
Rather then sued CBS for $70 million over his ouster. In September, 2009, a court dismissed the lawsuit.
Since he left CBS Rather has been working for HDNet.
Somerset Maugham, by the way, one of the greatest writers of the 20th century, wrote his memoir "The Summing Up" when he was 64. Six years later, at 70, he published one of his best, most enduring novels, "The Razor’s Edge." Maugham died at the end of 1965, about a month before his 95th birthday.