New York: Barack and Michelle Obama have signed a deal to publish their memoirs with New York-based Penguin Random House, in a coveted contract reportedly worth tens of millions of dollars.
America’s 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.
Michelle Obama’s memoir is likely to be just as eagerly anticipated.
A descendant of slaves, she became the first African American first lady and garnered high approval ratings — to the point where she was arguably one of the country’s most respected and popular women.
Penguin Random House said in a statement it has “acquired world publication rights for two books, to be written by Obama and Mrs Obama respectively.” (Agencies)