New York: Barack and Michelle Obama have signed a deal to publish their memoirs with Penguin Random House, in a coveted contract reportedly worth tens of millions of dollars.
The first African American President is already the author of two memoirs and a children’s book. He has frequently declared himself to have a “writer’s sensibility” and has said he does not want to write a conventional blow-by-blow account of his time in the White House.
Mrs Obama’s memoir is likely to be just as eagerly anticipated. A descendant of slaves, the first African-American First Lady had high approval ratings and was one of the country’s most popular women.