Obama Half-Bro Clinches Book Deal

Will write about journey from life of crime to life of advocacy
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 15, 2009 8:37 AM CDT
Obama Half-Bro Clinches Book Deal
This undated photo released by Obama for America shows Barack Obama, 10, and his father, also named Barack Obama.   (AP Photo/Obama for America)

President Obama’s half-brother will publish a memoir next year, in a book deal one official says is worth six figures, the AP reports. George Obama, 27, lives in Kenya and did not grow up with the president, but they share a passion for community organizing—an area George embraced after a life of crime. His is the latest in a series of books by Obama relatives.

“Even had George Obama not been our President’s half brother, his story is moving and inspirational,” said a Simon & Schuster exec of Homeland, to be released in January. “It is an object lesson in survival, selflessness and courage.” (Read more Barack Obama stories.)

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