It would seem that plenty of close protection officers want to write a “Tell-All” book after protecting someone rich and Famous. Recently Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie stopped an ex-bodyguard writing a tell-all book. They hired top US and UK lawyers to prevent Mickey Brett revealing details of their private lives in a book. According to the New York Daily News newspaper the book would have been detailed accounts about protecting a number of Hollywood stars that included Nicole Kidman, Sandra Bullock, Richard Gere, Sylvester Stallone and Tom Cruise .
Should you write a book like this? Depending upon who you looked after and what juicy tales you have to tell, a book deal might earn you a lot of money. However, be sure to balance the book earnings with any future earnings that you might have earned in close protection, because the chances are you will never work in the industry again! Being a confidant and keeping your clients private life confidential are fundamental to your employment prospects, a few quid now might be prove to be a costly mistake if you lose a few years earnings.
I am sure that some of these books are written “in spite” by disgruntled bodyguards who for whatever reason are no longer employed. You might feel that “dishing some dirt” and earning from it, would be adequate recompense. However this shows you to be completley unreiable and unprofessional which are two words that any bodyguard who wants to work is not associated with.