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Barack Obama announces his new memoir, A Promised Land, will be out in November 2020


Former President Barack Obama's long-awaited presidential memoir is coming this November.

The former US President made the book announcement on Instagram on Thursday morning. He said the book will be released on November 17.

The book is titled "A Promised Land - The Presidential Memoirs, Vol. 1."

Sharing a photo of the book, he wrote: "There’s no feeling like finishing a book, and I’m proud of this one.

"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.

"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.

"Along with being a fun and informative read, I hope more than anything that the book inspires young people across the country—and around the globe—to take up the baton, lift up their voices, and play their part in remaking the world for the better."

The 768-page book will be issued simultaneously in 25 languages in markets around the world. The US hardback edition will cost $45, while the digital edition will cost $17.99. The audio version will cost $40.00 for a download and $65.00 for a CD. It is being published by Crown, a imprint of Penguin Random House.

The book covers the period starting with his early political career up through his first election and early years in the Oval Office. It concludes with the successful operation to kill Osama bin Laden.

Michelle Obama's memoir, "Becoming," was published in 2018 and was a huge best seller. The Obamas together were reportedly paid a $65 million advance for their memoirs by Penguin Random House.

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