Sen. Sherrod BrownSherrod Campbell Brown'Hillbilly Elegy' author won't run for Senate Brown, Portman urge Trump administration to move quickly on a steel decision Dems call on DeVos to work with CFPB to protect student borrowers MORE (D-Ohio) is working on a book about the storied history of his desk.

Brown's desk in the Senate chamber has been used by Sens. Robert F. Kennedy (NY), Al Gore Sr. (Tenn.), Hugo Black (Ala.), William Proxmire (Wis.), and George McGovern (South Dakota). Brown will use the desk as the common thread between these luminaries' lives.

Brown has no publisher yet, but told the Columbus Dispatch that his research is progressing well. He's interviewed McGovern as well as Ted Kennedy and Al Gore, Jr. to ask about their Senatorial relatives.