Barack Obama Is Coming Out with a New Memoir!

Barack Obama is blessing readers with a brand-new book.

On Thursday, publisher Penguin Random House announced that the former president will release his new memoir, “A Promised Land,” on November 17.

Per The New York Times, the 768-page book — the first of two volumes — will document the former Illinois senator’s early political life up to the death of Osama bin Laden in 2011. The memoir will be available in 25 languages, including Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Czech, Finnish, and Vietnamese.

Due to expected demand, Crown, an imprint of Penguin Random House, will order 3 million copies of the U.S. edition. A million of those will be printed in Germany and then shipped to the U.S. via three ships outfitted with 112 shipping containers.

In February 2018, Crown acquired world publication rights for Barack’s upcoming book, as well as wife Michelle Obama’s “Becoming,” released that November. Per the Financial Times, the deal was reported to be worth $65 million.

Since “Becoming” was published, it has sold more than 8.1 million units in the United States and Canada.

The Times reports that Barack began writing “A Promised Land” shortly after leaving office in 2017, and worked on it at his home in Washington, D.C., while traveling, and in Martha’s Vineyard this summer.

“There’s no feeling like finishing a book, and I’m proud of this one,” Barack said in a statement. “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: 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.”

In addition to inspiring young people to “play their part in remaking the world for the better,” Barack’s book will also document his and Michelle’s “incredible highs and lows.”

Barack, of course, is no stranger to the literary world. He published 1995’s “Dreams from My Father,” which has since sold more than 3.3 million units in the United States and Canada, and 2006’s “The Audacity of Hope,” which has sold more than 4.2 million.

In 2010, the politician released the children’s book “Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters,” which tells the stories of iconic historical figures such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., George Washington, and Abraham Lincoln.


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