HarperEntertainment announced that it will publish a tell-all book about Anna Nicole Smith's controversial life and death on July 31, to be written by Smith's bodyguard Moe Brighthaupt.
The book is said to offer "a candid look at Smith's ability to manipulate men, her depression after the death of her son, her drug abuse, bisexuality and relationship with female celebrities, and her feuds with fellow reality-TV stars."
Brighthaupt, known as "Big Moe," is a former college basketball star and firefighter who worked for Smith from 2003 until her death earlier this year.
Having witnessed first hand Smith's relationships with Howard K. Stern and Larry Birkhead, Brighthaupt will offer his perspective on the star's family, friends, lovers, and enemies; incriminating some and exonerating others.
Entitled "Baby Girl," the book will be co-written with Kenji Jasper, a journalist and author of both fiction and nonfiction titles.
The two will write of Big Moe's accompanying Smith on her TrimSpa promotional tours, protecting her from the advances of high-profile celebrities, and watching as she began her descent into drug addiction. The book promises to "connect many of the dots left lingering in the public consciousness amidst a maelstrom of controversy, rumors, and accusations."
Big Moe told Access in February of his relationship with Anna:
"We became close, like brother and sister...I was her personal security bodyguard, and it changed to being her real good friend -- one of the few people she would trust."
And, as Moe attested, he was with Anna right up to the end:
"I'm the last person to put my lips around her lips and try to breathe life for her."