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Scott Brown's Dark Secret

17 February 2011 7:37 PM, PST | The Daily Beast | See recent The Daily Beast news »

The superstar Gop senator reveals he suffered sexual abuse in his new memoir. Samuel P. Jacobs on his new book and the beginning of Brown's re-election campaign.

In Brookline, Mass., the hometown of Michael Dukakis, John F. Kennedy, and liberals of all persuasions, the owners of Brookline Booksmith, a local institution, are scrambling. They only ordered six copies of Republican Sen. Scott Brown's new memoir, due out on Tuesday. With word that the memoir contains revelations about the future senator suffering sexual abuse as a child, the bookseller knows that interest in the politician's memoir is likely to exceed its current supply.

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The book, titled Against All Odds, is the first time Brown has told the story. During the campaign, the former state senator and underdog candidate did open up about the abuse that he suffered at »

- Samuel P. Jacobs

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