Our forever president has spoken!
Former President Barack Obama announced Thursday that his much-anticipated memoir is coming to the public Nov. 17, two weeks post-Election Day. Entitled, “A Promised Land,” the book is the first of a two-part series, discussing his meteoric rise to the White House and his first term in office. The publication for part two has yet to be released.
“I’ve spent the last few years reflecting on my presidency, and in ‘A Promised Land’ I’ve tried to provide an honest accounting of my presidential campaign and my time in office,” Obama said in a statement Thursday. “The key events and people who shaped it; my take on what I got right and the mistakes I made; and the political, economic, and cultural forces that my team and I had to confront then — and that as a nation we are grappling with still.”
Obama, one of the most literary presidents since Abraham Lincoln, already has two bestsellers under his belt with “Dreams from My Father” and “Audacity of Hope”, which aided in his presidential run to become the country’s first Black president. His newest 768-page book has a first printing of 3 million and is projected to sell millions.
“In the book, I’ve also tried to give readers a sense of the personal journey that Michelle and I went through during those years, with all the incredible highs and lows,” Obama said. “And finally, at a time when America is going through such enormous upheaval, the book offers some of my broader thoughts on how we can heal the divisions in our country going forward and make our democracy work for everybody — a task that won’t depend on any single president, but on all of us as engaged citizens.”
Obama’s book will be released under the same publisher as his previous ones, Crown, a Penguin Random House division.
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