Barack Obama to Publish First Volume of Memoir ‘A Promised Land’ in November
Former President Barack Obama will be publishing the first two volumes of his new memoir, A Promised Land, next month.
Obama said in a press release that the book will offer an “honest accounting” of his presidency from his perspective.
“There’s no feeling like finishing a book, and I’m proud of this one,” he said. “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.”
The memoir will also delve into his relationship with his wife and former First Lady Michelle Obama.
“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,” he said. “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.”
Well, looks like we have another thing to add to our reading list!