The Business of Books

Random House is fighting it out with rappers now. It ends up Sean "P. Diddy" Combs was supposed to write his memoir, but never managed to do it and they want their $300,000 advance back.

Combs is not the first musician who failed to meet the deadline for delivery of his life's story. Years ago, Mick Jagger received a seven-figure advance to write his memoirs. He eventually returned the money, saying he couldn't remember anything of significance.

I can't imagine that Sir Michael Philip "Mick" Jagger, who attended The London School of Economics would have a dull memoir, but perhaps he does have a dull memory.