Barack Obama Memoir Gets Nov. 17th Release Date

Barack Obama Memoir Gets Nov. 17th Release Date

The first part of former President Barack Obama’s two-volume memoir,  A Promised Land, has an official release date.

Publisher Penguin Random House announced Thursday (Sept. 17th) that the first volume will be released on Nov. 17th, and will cover his life from his iconic presidential campaign in 2008 until the death of Osama bin Laden in 2011.

It will be available in 25 different languages, from Spanish and Chinese to Arabic and Vietnamese.  The publisher has already ordered 3 million copies of the U.S. edition for the highly anticipated book. A date for the second volume hasn’t been set yet.

Barack Obama said in a statement:

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

He added that the book will tell of “all the incredible highs and lows” that he experienced from 2008-2011.

It was previously reported that Barack Obama and Michelle Obama sold their memoirs to Crown, an imprint of Penguin Random House, in a $65 million deal.

Michelle Obama’s breakout project Becoming sold 8.1 million copies in the U.s. and Canada after hitting shelves in 2018.

Barack Obama’s first book Dreams of My Father has sold more than 3.3 million copies since it was released in 1995. His sophomore book, The Audacity of Hope, sold more than 4.2 million copies after its 2006 release.

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Authored by: Char Patterson