Alex Rodriguez is the subject of a controversial new book in the works.

Richard Ben Cramer, a Pulitzer Prize winning reporter, has signed a big money deal to author a book about A-Rod's life on and off the field.

The New York Daily News reports the book is tentatively titled "The Importance of Being Alex: A Life With the Yankees." Publisher Twelve has a deal to print the book, which was originally going to be put out by Simon & Schuster.

Don't expect to read juicy nuggets of gossipy dirt on the Bronx Bombers star anytime soon, though. The biography isn't expected to hit book stores until April of 2014 -- the year A-Rod turns 39 years old. The highest paid player in baseball is on pace to reach 700 homers and will soon be part of the 3,000 hit club.

Cramer, a lifelong Yankees fan, has written two sports books in the past. "Joe DiMaggio: The Hero's Life," was published in 2000 and "Ted Williams: The Seasons of the Kid," hit book shelves way back in 1991.

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While DiMaggio refused to speak with Cramer, Rodriguez has reportedly agreed to be interviewed for the project.

It's expected that A-Rod's dating life with starlets such as Madonna, Kate Hudson and Cameron Diaz will be the focus of many pages in the book.

The author won his Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting in 1979, earned through his work in the Middle East.

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