Quill and Quire

Book news

« Back to

Laura Bush signs memoir deal

According to The Wall Street Journal, outgoing U.S. First Lady Laura Bush has just signed a deal with Scribner for a memoir of her time in the White House, which should hit the streets sometime in 2010.

Publishing executives estimated the price for Mrs. Bush’s memoir at $3.5-million to $5-million. During a strong economy, Sen. Hillary Clinton received an $8-million advance for her 2003 White House memoir, Living History, which was published by Simon & Schuster. That book … was a hit, earning back its advance after only one week.

Memoirs by First Ladies are a dime a dozen, but this one has the potential to be a bit more interesting than most. Before Laura met George, she was generally known as a left-leaning type, and throughout her husband’s time in office she mostly kept her thoughts and feelings to herself. Who knows, maybe she’ll reveal that she was a mole for the ACLU all along.


January 7th, 2009

12:48 pm

Category: Book news

Tagged with: Politics, Wall Street Journal