August 11th, 2008
01:41 PM ET
6 years ago

New Obama book highlights U.S. agenda

Crown Publishers will release Obama's new book in September.
Crown Publishers will release Obama's new book in September.

(CNN)—Campaign advertisements, campaign stops, how about campaign books?

Crown Publishers, a division of Random House, will publish Barack Obama’s third book September 9 aimed at highlighting the Illinois senator’s plans to re-vamp Washington politics

“Change We Can Believe In: Barack Obama’s Plan to Renew America’s Promise,” will include a foreword written by the presumptive Democratic nominee where he will detail his policy stances and the importance of this election. Members of Obama’s campaign staff also penned chapters detailing the Illinois senators proposals on healthcare, energy, and national security, according to the Associated Press

The book, which will be released in an audio and e-book version on September 8, will also feature a compilation of seven speeches Obama has given throughout the course of his campaign including his address in Berlin and the declaration of his candidacy for president.

Obama’s two previous books, “Audacity of Hope” and “Dreams from My Father” - also published by Crown Publishers - both rose to the top of the bestseller lists with a combined four million-plus copies currently in print.

“We are proud to have published two bestselling books by Barack Obama and are thrilled to have the opportunity to continue to work with his campaign on such an important and inspiring book at this critical moment in our country,” said Crown President Jenny Frost in a statement

The terms of the book were agreed upon by Crown President Jenny Frost and Obama’s literary representative Robert B. Barnett of Williams & Connolly. Barnett , who has represented both Obama and Clinton in their book deals, helped to find a middle ground between the two campaign staffs after Clinton dropped out of the presidential race.

soundoff (145 Responses)
  1. WHO-CARES...

    ASK US IF WE CARE......OBAMANATION-ON YOU....

    uuuuuunnnnnnnnnuuuuENOUGH OF THIS OBAMA ALREADY !!!!

    August 11, 2008 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  2. OBAMA SUPPORTER IN IOWA

    I've bought 4 copies of "The Audacity of Hope" and ended up giving every one of them away. I need to buy another copy and keep it this time. I also will buy a copy of his newest book. He's not only my Presidential candidate of choice, he's now my favorite author too!!

    August 11, 2008 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  3. Paul

    "dEMOBRAT August 11th, 2008 5:17 pm ET

    ….and people wonder why they call him arrogant."

    ?

    Writing a book is arrogant?

    August 11, 2008 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  4. Don't Be Happy

    You Barack people are just too happy.
    Remember, this is America, you should be frowning
    You have record gas prices
    You have record foreclosures
    We're still in this endless war
    Your food prices are going up, up, up
    And college tuition is skyrocketing
    Oh, and the oil companies are making gazillions

    Don't be so happy
    Start frowning right now
    Vote for McGrumpy–NOT.

    Obama 08

    August 11, 2008 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  5. OBAMA SUPPORTER IN IOWA

    NickNas – -

    "And people with 3 books out and a comprehensive detailed web-site people will STILL claim they do not know where he stands or who he is.

    People LOVE to be Ignorant when it helps them hide their true feelings"

    you are a very wise person!!

    August 11, 2008 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  6. Besscannon

    I don't know, but, somehow, I am getting the feeling Obama is in this whole thing for how rich it can make him,. His every action seems to show this. He wants to live in luxury and figures he has found the way to do it by fooling the public into hero worship and adolation while not actually doing anything to deserve it. At least, McCain served and suffered for his country. What has Obama sacrificed? All you admirers, ask yourself this and be honest with the answers.

    August 11, 2008 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  7. Happy Days Are Here Again

    "Happy days are here again
    The skies above are clear again
    Let us sing a song of cheer again
    Happy days are here again
    Altogether shout it now!"

    Or they will be in November– if McSame doesn't rain on our parade.

    August 11, 2008 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  8. ritasams

    uhhhh, who wrote the book? Obama? I doubt it. If he had taken the time to write a book with all the answers, he wouldn't be afraid to debate, or need cliff notes to speak of anything but the great 'change'. he can't do it people. listen up.

    August 11, 2008 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  9. andrea

    I wonder why CNN left out the part that the net proceeds will go to charity

    August 11, 2008 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  10. Paul

    "Minnesota Voter for Hillary August 11th, 2008 5:21 pm ET

    Yes, we know, he can do everything and anything. Blowing Obama's horn at every corner just makes him more and more unlikable. Show some humility."

    Yes, Barack Obama...show some humility by not...uhm...appearing in CNN.com stories?

    You know what really makes people unlikable? Bitterness.

    August 11, 2008 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  11. lucy

    Get a LIFE Obama!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    and go visit your buddy Senator EDWARDS.

    August 11, 2008 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  12. Mr. Burns

    Excellent . . . timing.
    Is that "White-Haired Dude" coming out with a book?

    August 11, 2008 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  13. Dan

    Perfect timing! This is going to separate the literate from the a-literate, i.e. Mccain followers who can read, but choose not to. This means that Barack is going to get lots of dollars. I hope he publishes it in several languages.

    August 11, 2008 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  14. Bob Hembree

    It looks like some people comment without reading the article. Obama is writing the forward and his staff is contributing chapters. It doesn't sound like the moves of a greedy man. It sounds like a campaign doing everything it can to let people know what he's all about and where he wants to lead us. It sounds like a good read for those who haven't bothered to to visit his site (which is the responsible thing for an informed voter to do). It also re-enforces those that have done their homework. Read, understand, then complain if you must - at least you'll have some credibility.

    Obama 08

    August 11, 2008 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  15. Vegas

    Yea... like he's writting it....

    Hope it has some good quotes... loved some from his first book.

    "Yea... Alcohol, Weed and Blow when you could afford it"
    Obama 95

    Reminds me more of Vince Neil than a president...

    August 11, 2008 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  16. Olivier

    Great to see a candidate that actually can think.
    JUGEMENT For PREZ!

    August 11, 2008 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  17. Latinos for Obama

    As an EDUCATED American with Latino heritage I am proud to support Obama. Not only will I continue to help his campaign financially but will also buy all his books.

    When I read the posts of why people are going to vote McCain I wonder where are education system has gone wrong. It boggles the mind to know that there are still many individuals that are
    misinformed about Obama. But, what can we expect when these same people voted for Bush twice?

    August 11, 2008 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  18. aaa

    go obama!!!!!!!!!!!!! change thats what we wont. not Mcbush or his stupid plans drill drill drill kill kill kill kill war war war war oil oil oil oil thats Mccains plan four more years!!!!!!!!!

    August 11, 2008 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  19. Luke

    It's funny that you people that think Obama is a socialist think McCain is a conservative as well. What a joke. There is no conservative party. At least Obama will be constructive with our money instead of destroying other countries with unnecessary wars.

    August 11, 2008 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  20. Independent-Latina-for-OBAMA

    Oh my goodness, those nay-sayers-from-the-far-right are at it again! You must be jealous that there is a brilliant, decent man running for president.......... a breath of fresh air from the moron who is president right now!

    What's wrong with being eloquent, brilliant? Having people LIKE you?

    Sen. Obama has offered us an opportunity to REGAIN RESPECT AROUND THE WORLD. To once again be that 'SHINNING CITY ON A HILL.

    The GOP-fear-hate-war-and-division-mongers can't stand it! They must demean, disrespect, destroy........ anyone whom is their polar opposite!

    Well, not this time! WE KNOW what the GOP is capable of.

    We KNOW what a GOP president who is the image of Bush will do!

    You can't lie and destroy your way out of this one. Americans are aware of what the GOP stand for!

    WAR........LIES.........DEBT..........LIES........DIVISIVENESS ........LIES......... DISRESPECT OF THE CONSTITUTION.........BIG OIL......... ENRON LOOPHOLE.......... LIES...... WAR

    August 11, 2008 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  21. WendyOne

    More BS from Nobama and his mindless sheep!! About the only policy he knows is "I'm a gona raise yurall taxes again and again and again and if I don't get it right the first time I'll just keep throwing money at it and then come up with some other BS to cover it up. I know, I'll blame it all on the Republicans or aliens or whatever!"

    August 11, 2008 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  22. Sprayem [youtube name]

    "And people with 3 books out and a comprehensive detailed web-site people will STILL claim they do not know where he stands or who he is.

    People LOVE to be Ignorant when it helps them hide their true feelings"

    EXACTLY. I know more about Obama, than I do about myself [lol]. What is this "Who is Obama" stuff?

    Obama '08

    August 11, 2008 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  23. Wisest one of All

    I wonder how many lies Hussein Nobama will put into this book??

    Will there be ones like in his other book where:

    His father met his mother 3 years after Nobama was born??? LOL...HUH?????

    His uncle liberated Auschwitz??? Another of Nobamas lies.

    The only people who believe Nobamas lies are the morons who support him. They are as stupid as scientologist.

    Nobama is a congenital liar. Proven fact! Apparently his followers are too gullible to believe anything that doesn't come from their cult leader. Proven fact number two.

    August 11, 2008 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  24. Good Morning John McCain

    When McCain and his many years in Washington, D.C., I think of the blues, and this song:

    Stop haunting me now
    Can't shake you no how
    Just leave me alone
    I've got those Monday blues
    Straight through Sunday blues
    Good morning heartache
    Here we go again
    Good morning heartache
    You're the one
    Who knew me when
    Might as well get use to
    you hanging around
    Good morning heartache
    Sit down

    August 11, 2008 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  25. Carol - Litchfield CT

    ...........AND THE $$ 'S ROLL IN ! NO SUPRISE HERE !
    GATED COMMUNITY NOT ENOUGH – NEXT STOP ?
    THE WHITE HOUSE?

    August 11, 2008 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
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