Barack Obama is finally publishing his memoir and it’s only part one!
“A Promised Land” is coming November 17th, two weeks after the election. A second volume arrives sometime later, no date yet.
At 768 pages, this Land is your land. And it’s a doorstop costing $45. Discounters might get it down to $28 if advance sales are strong enough. Random House/Crown is the publisher.
“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,” Obama said in a statement 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.”
I’m ordering it right now. I just hope that on November 17th we’re celebrating a Biden win, and not mourning the loss of our country.