February 23rd, 2009
02:42 PM ET
5 years ago

Rice to write two memoirs

Former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice signed a deal to write two memoirs over the next few years, one on her time in the White House and another about her family.
Former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice signed a deal to write two memoirs over the next few years, one on her time in the White House and another about her family.

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice signed a deal to write two memoirs over the next few years, one on her time in the White House and another about her family, Crown Publishers announced Monday.

Rice’s first book, tentatively scheduled for release in the fall of 2011, will be about her eight years in former President Bush’s White House, including four as Secretary of State. Crown Publishers V.P. and Executive Editor Rick Horgan called Rice “one of history’s trailblazers.”

“Her vantage point was unique, and there is tremendous curiosity regarding her private assessment of what occurred, as well as her informed view of where global relations are headed,” Horgan said in a statement.

In her second memoir, set to come out a year later, Rice will talk about growing up in segregated Birmingham, Alabama. Random House will simultaneously publish a young-adult version of the book.

“We feel doubly fortunate to also be publishing Secretary Rice’s account of her upbringing, which promises to be wonderfully evocative and inspiring,” Horgan said.

Crown Publishers would not say how much Rice was offered for the book deal, although reports have placed it in the seven-figure range.


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  1. an american

    SO glad , can't wait to read the books because the truth will be coming out how the weapons went from Iraq to Syria just like the general told the US Congress but the press would not run the story because they know they had told too many lies about the war. .

    The books will show the press how wrong they were and how they lied about people. Just like the story they did that destroyed the FOOD LION chain that was based on lies and just like the lies told by one of the newsmen who was fired -I mean resign or retired because he told lies.

    People start thinking for yourself .

    The current President can not even keep a promised made less than a month ago. So, yes this country is going down the drain look at the stock market every day lately. It sure tells alot -after all look who voted to change the banking rules and passed all of the hand outs lately.
    Americans needs to stand up and not be taken in by all of the lies going on in Washington. When an election is won by only 52% of the popular vote. That is a divide country because he won 5.2 votes out of 10 peopel . Some of those votes were not a vote to support him but a vote against the other party who received 4.8 votes out of 10 people. Just think that leaves only a .4 difference vote between them which is not even a whole person among 10 people. So I can only thinks that this President is relying on those who like to live in the pass rather than the present and those who believe they do not have to work for things and show respect for others.

    I am glad that the people of Iraq has been given a chance to know JESUS CHRIST and are becoming Christians and believe me. That is one thing they can Thank President Bush for. When the people who have Christ living in their hearts, get to heaven -we will hear many stories of how I live in a country where I was bound until someone told be about Chirst after our peple was set free in Iraq.

    Christ is coming back are you ready??????

    I am sure that Christ will play a big part in the books also.

    I for one hopes she will run and replace Obama.
    We would be better off today if we had a different President and SEC. OF STATE..

    February 23, 2009 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  2. John

    One Fiction and one Non-Fiction?

    February 23, 2009 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  3. BeefyDaddy

    Will it mention her affair with W?

    February 23, 2009 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  4. v best

    So now you are going to get rich for doing a bad job. You & Bush should apologize sincerely to the contry. Bush didn’t just double the national deficit, he tripled it. What many people see is the 5trillion he added but the economist & the intellect see his 6trillion additional commitment that he left the next administration & another 2trillion/yr that is created to last for decades. Similar to what Reagan wanted to do with permanent tax cut for the rich, a commitment of 3trillion/yr. We suffer tremendously with Republican pres.

    Why did Bush make these 2 war commitments with a 3rd war still brewing. Why is it that only the intellect know what he did. Can’t people read? His team need to be investigated.
    Wisdom & diplomacy sets you apart from the cloud. You can’t claim to have wisdom if all you see is that which is already visible to the naked eyes. Think ahead beyond earthly limitations.

    Just read your history, national debt, etc. Don’t attack the messenger. This 6trillion additional commitment will not take 787billion to fit, but a bandage is better than watching a person bleed to death. What is wrong with putting pressure on the wound to stop the bleeding even if you can’t afford enough pressure. It is better than just pulling up a chair to sit down & watch. It is not a show, it is an emergency/ crisis. RNC never know how to deal with crisis, so why start now. RNC pours gasoline in a burning building & wonder why people will not vote for them. What RNC is proposing is not just avoiding CPR on a dying patient but also using their famous fear & panic tactic to make those last hours of ‘bleeding to death’ as miserable as possible, as they sit & laugh at the victim & the Pres. Trying to stop the hemorrhage.

    Bush made it so that you can’t just stop the war & pull out, you have to stop it diplomatically & it will take time & more money that we don’t have. The 6trillion additional commitment in war, foreign, & domestic issues will continue to pull us down. Even when the states start to survive. The fed govt will not survive in our life time. We can kiss those glory days good buy for good. This is the worse time ever to be Pres

    February 23, 2009 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  5. John from San Diego

    I didn't know she could write. I mean she seems to have trouble reading, as in daily briefings on terrorism, so I thought she couldn't write either.

    February 23, 2009 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  6. Observer, Africa

    At first place, she was not in the WH for 8 years. CNN is just a joke nowadays.. I will buy the books thou

    February 23, 2009 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  7. C

    The memoir about Secty of State should be 300 blank pages. She did nothing.

    February 23, 2009 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  8. Dan

    So let me get this straight. Anyone who you disagree with must be unintelligent regardless of their level of knowledge, education or experience. Somehow that just doesn't seem to me to be the true measure of intelligence. Maybe it's the measure of intelligence of the person making the judgement.

    February 23, 2009 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  9. Emily, PA

    I hope they don't sell. She needs to apologize to the families of the men and women killed in Iraq.

    February 23, 2009 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  10. Don in Albuquerque

    Who gives a rip. Save it for testimony at Bush's war crimes trial.

    February 23, 2009 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
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