Sanjaya Malakar’s Book – Dancing to the Music in my Head – Super Shocking Story?

In a recent post announcing the autobiographical book Sanjaya Malakar is writing, I speculated that the book would not sell well unless he had some crazy, out of the ordinary story to tell

As it turns out, Sanjaya may have a very compelling story to tell.

In a recent interview, fellow Season 6 cast member Blake Lewis reveals the following to a reporter who suggests that Blake is the Idol to write a tell-all book:

But the person I think should do that is Sanjaya Malakar. I was very vocal about him, didnt think he should be on the show. But he a great kid. And his life story is super shocking. I cant tell you why. Ive burned him enough already. Trust me, though. Itd be a New York Times best seller.

More after the JUMP…

The kids live in very close quarters throughout the competition, I have no doubt there are secrets that are shared amongst themselves.

What could be interesting about Sanjaya’s childhood? Well, for starters, his mom and step-father were arrested and charged with unlawful manufacturing of a controlled substance in February 2005.   His sister, Shyamali, who was only 17 at the time was also taken into custody and charged.   Sanjaya wasn’t present in the house at the time of the bust…

The non-disclosure agreement Sanjaya signed with the Idol producers will keep him from spilling any significant dirt on his Idol experience.   Nevertheless,   I have to admit my interest in Sanjaya’s book is now piqued.

How about you?   Are you considering picking up Sanjaya’s book when it’s released?

The book has a name now, it’s called Dancing to the Music in my Head and will be published by Simon and Schuster in January.

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