Scott Brown to pen his life story

The Senate's newest member will write a book about his life experiences.

Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.), who was sworn in last Thursday after having won a special election to fill the seat of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy (D), will pen a memoir, his office announced.

Brown was approached by publishers to write a book, details of which will be handled by D.C. lawyer Robert Barnett. The deal will have to be approved by the Senate Ethics Committee.

"He will tell his story in a book in hopes of providing insight and encouragement to others and also to ensure that the record is complete and accurate," Brown spokeswoman Gail Gitcho said in a statement.

"Part of the book proceeds will be donated to charity," she added. "Sen. Brown will work with a collaborator so he can continue to focus fully on his service to the people of Massachusetts, which is, and always will be, his first priority."

Brown was improbably elected over state Attorney General Martha Coakley (D) in the special election last month, a victory that gave the Senate GOP enough votes to sustain a filibuster of Democratic priorities.