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Barack Obama’s Memoir ‘A Promised Land’ Scheduled For Release After US Election

A Promised Land

Ex-President of the United States of America, Barack Obama will be releasing a new memoir – ‘A Promised Land,’ right after the November election is over.

With release date for the first volume of the memoir pinned at November 17, 2020, an estimated 3 million copies have been planned to be published and release across the United States of America by Penguin Random House, the publishing house announced on Thursday as reported by The New York Times. The memoir is also said to be published many different languages including  Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Arabic, Czech and Finnish.

The Obamas have been busy with memoirs, Mrs Obama’s Becoming sold a whopping 8.1 million copies in the United States and Canada since its release in 2018, while Mr Obama’s 2006 The Audacity of Hope sold 4.2 million copies, and audio versions won Grammy for best-spoken word album for each.

“There’s no feeling like finishing a book, and I’m proud of this one, “In A Promised Land, I try to provide an honest accounting of my presidency, the forces we grapple with as a nation, and how we can heal our divisions and make democracy work for everybody,” Mr Obama tweeted.

The 768-page memoir talks about Mr Obama’s early life as a politician, 2008 campaign before concluding with the demise of Osama bin Laden in 2011. And, he will read audio version of ‘A Promised Land’ as well.

Mr Obama’s first memoir, Dreams From My Father was first released in 1995 by Peter Osnos at Times Books. The decision to release A Promised Land after the election is to give time for his former vice president, Joseph R. Biden Jr to campaign for the 2020 election without any distraction.

No release date has been announced for the volume two of the memoir yet.

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