BARACK Obama’s new book, A Promised Land will be released on Tuesday, November 17.
The former president has been promoting his new book on social media, and one more volume is expected to be released as well.
Barack Obama’s A Promised Land is being released on November 17Credit: Crown Publishing Group
When is the release date of Barack Obama’s book A Promised Land?
Obama’s book is set to hit bookshelves on Tuesday.
The former president said in a tweet following the announcement of the publication of the book that he has aimed 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.”
There will be 24 translations available and nearly 3.4million copies of the book are going to be printed in the US.
The book will be translated into 24 languages and 3.4million copies were ordered for the release dayCredit: Alamy Live News
What is his memoir about?
The 768 page book is said to be about his political aspirations, the journey to his presidency, and the trials and tribulations he faced during his first term including the economic stimulus, health care, immigration, the environment, foreign affairs, and the war in Afghanistan.
He also addresses his relationship with Michelle and how it was becoming strained due to the presidency.
He admitted in the memoir that he was stressed with the presidency and had a hard time quitting smokingCredit: Alamy Live News
Obama wrote about his marriage and the dark moments the couple went through saying: “I’d think about those days when everything between us felt lighter, when her smile was more constant and our love less encumbered, and my heart would suddenly tighten at the thought that those days might not return.”
He admitted that the stress of the job made it difficult for him to kick his habit of smoking.
He would sometimes smoke eight, nine or even ten cigarettes a day, according to CNN.
He attributed to wanting to quit cigarettes after his daughter ‘smelled it on his breath’Credit: AFP – Getty
Obama admitted he would often look for a “discreet location to grab an evening smoke.”
He wrote that Malia, now 22, got him to quit after she “frowned” at him after “smelling a cigarette on my breath.”
The former president also touches on the current political climate – saying the Republican party changed in response to the first black president, eventually leading to the presidency of Donald Trump.
He was the first African American president in the history of the USCredit: AFP or licensors
How much will Obama’s book cost?
The book is reportedly priced at $27 for the hardcover edition and $42.30 for the paperback because it is a larger print.
There will also be a kindle option available for $17.99 and an audio CD for $65.
Obama also goes into detail about his family life in his new bookCredit: Getty Images – Getty
What other books has Barack Obama written?
Obama has written four books, Dreams of My Father (1995), The Audacity of Hope (2006), Of Thee I Sing (2010), and A Promised Land (2020).
He is the author of four books and his latest is said to have additional volumes that will be releasedCredit: Alamy Live News
Has Michelle Obama written any books?
Michelle Obama has written two books, Becoming, and American Grown.
Becoming was one of her most popular, selling more copies than any other book published in the US in 2018.
Michelle Obama became a best-selling author with her book BecomingCredit: YouTube
It broke that record in just 15 days.
She also discussed hardships she faced as First Lady in her memoir and the struggles she and Obama faced during his presidency.
Becoming was one of the best selling biographies of the new millennium.
She discusses her life growing up and how she served the nation as First LadyCredit: AFP or licensors
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