New York, September 17
The first quantity of former President Barack Obama’s memoir is popping out November 17, two weeks after Election Day. It’s known as “A Promised Land” and can cowl his swift and historic rise to the White House and his first time period in workplace.
The publication date for the second quantity has not but been decided.
“I’ve spent the previous few years reflecting on my presidency, and in ‘A Promised Land’ I’ve tried to supply an trustworthy accounting of my presidential marketing campaign and my time in workplace: the important thing occasions and individuals who formed it; my tackle what I obtained proper and the errors I made; and the political, financial, and cultural forces that my crew and I needed to confront then — and that as a nation we’re grappling with nonetheless,” Obama mentioned in an announcement Thursday.
“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. 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 e-book, like his earlier ones, can be launched by Crown.
The 768-page e-book is essentially the most anticipated presidential memoir in reminiscence, as a lot or extra due to the standard of the writing than for any attainable revelations.
He has been known as essentially the most literary president since Abraham Lincoln and has already written two extremely praised, million-selling books: “Dreams from My Father” and “The Audacity of Hope,” each of which have been cited as aiding his presidential run in 2008 and making him the nation’s first Black president.
Even with a considerable listing worth of USD 45, “The Promised Land” is just about assured to promote hundreds of thousands of copies.
But it would face challenges far completely different from most presidential memoirs, and even from former first girl Michelle Obama’s blockbuster e-book, “Becoming,” which got here out two years in the past. Because of the pandemic, the previous president will probably be unable to have the spectacular enviornment tour that Michelle Obama had.
Barack Obama additionally might discover his e-book popping out at a time when the November three election remains to be undecided and the nation is much extra preoccupied with who the subsequent president can be than with occasions of the previous. — AP
There’s no feeling like ending a e-book, and I’m happy with this one. In A Promised Land, I attempt to present an trustworthy accounting of my presidency, the forces we grapple with as a nation, and the way we are able to heal our divisions and make democracy work for everyone. pic.twitter.com/T1QSZVDvOm
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) September 17, 2020