This year comes the long-awaited presidential biography of former President Barack Obama — but not until after the November election.
In recent weeks, a wave of hot-selling political books hit shelves in the run-up to the election. Readers will have to wait for the book by Obama, however: he tweeted early Thursday that the book, "A Promised Land," will be published on November 17.
There's no feeling like ending a novel, "he wrote," and I'm proud of this one. "I aim to include an accurate description of my presidency in 'A Promised Country,' the powers we fight as a country and how we can resolve our differences and make democracy work for all."
In markets around the world, the 768-page book will be published concurrently in 25 languages. The US hardback version will cost $45, although it will cost $17.99 for the digital editing. The audio version would cost a download of $40.00, and a CD of $65.00. It is published by Crown, a Penguin Random House imprint.
The book is Obama's first of two volumes of memoirs. It spans the period from his early political career to his first appointment to the Oval Office, and early years. It finishes with the good killing of Osama bin Laden.
Michelle Obama's memoir, "Becoming," was published in 2018 and was a huge best seller, selling 1.4 million copies in the first week, and staying No. 1 in Amazon's best seller list for more than two months. The Obamas together were reportedly paid a $65 million advance for their memoirs by Penguin Random House.