The New York Times‘ Julie Bosman reports Rep. Michele Bachmann has agreed to a deal to write a memoir, set to be published by Sentinel, described by the Times as “a conservative imprint at Penguin Group,” citing people familiar with the negotiations. The book, to be co-written withJohn Fund, a columnist for The Wall Street Journal, is set to hit bookstores in the fall.
The tradition of presidential candidates having books out is a long one, with Barack Obama‘s 2008 book, The Audacity of Hope, which sold tens of thousands of copies a week after its initial release during the campaign. Other politicos have written memoirs after campaigns, like Sarah Palin, whose Going Rogue sold nearly half a million copies in its first week back in 2009.
Bachmann’s book will reportedly tell her life story and share her vision for America:
One person who saw Ms. Bachmann’s proposal said the book was largely biographical, an account of the formation of her political and economic ideas. Ms. Bachmann was “very impressive” in her meetings with publishers, winning over the skeptics in the room, the person said.
The Times reports Bachmann, whose performance in this week’s New Hampshire Republican candidates debate received much attention from pundits, has been “shopping her memoir for weeks.”
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