Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Future ex-First Lady writes her memoirs

This may be one of the few cases in history where a US president was overshadowed not only by his VP but by his First Lady (I'd rather read her memoirs than her husband's)

LAURA Bush has signed with Scribner to write her memoirs for publication in the spring of 2010. The first lady plans to write about her experiences in the White House and Texas governor's mansion, and to touch on universally relevant themes like having a strong-willed mother-in-law, dealing with loss and raising children. More specifically, she plans to describe what it's like to have issues you're passionate about described in the press as 'pet projects,' what's it's like for your husband to be criticized, getting over the reluctance to speak publicly, and dealing with the world's biggest spotlight. The first lady will have a collaborator, to be chosen later. Terms of the contract, negotiated by Washington superlawyer Robert Barnett, were not disclosed. Speculation is wild.

Source: Mike Allen's Politico Playbook Daily Update

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