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[on celebrities] Seeing these people on TV, you think you want to be like them. But when you meet them, it's kind of disappointing. You realize, my God, they're just as desperate as everybody else. Especially the people in movies and TV. They're always looking around to see what more famous, better paid person is about to come into the room and steal their thunder. [They're]really creative and ...
In October 2005, it was announced that he signed a US $1 million contract to write a memoir for Harper Collins detailing his "life as a journalist and human being in Sri Lanka, Africa, Iraq and Louisiana/Mississippi" over the previous year. It was entitled Dispatches from the Edge and was released 23 May 2006. Some of Cooper's proceeds are being donated to charity. In addition, the book topped ...