Jenna Bush Atones With AIDS-Orphan Book

03/28/2008 02:44 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Shari Goldhagen Radar

Those hoping to find a boozy confessional of Jenna Bush's misspent youth in the pages of her lucrative first book for HarperCollins, Ana's Story: A Journey of Hope, are in for a sobering experience.

In addition to the reported $300,000 advance Ms. Bush received for it, the book's also a key play in her makeover--an image retrofit ripped straight from the Angelina Jolie school of PR. Just as the A Mighty Heart star eradicated all of her Billy-Bob-blood-wearing, smack-shooting, Brad-and-Jen-wrecking past by trying to adopt half of the Third World, Ms. Bush spent a few months with poor kids in Latin America through UNICEF and seems to hope that, by the time the book hits shelves on October 7, everyone will forget about all those times she got hammered at Chuy's. At least she's not dirty dancing with Fabian Basabe.

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