August 24th, 2010
03:49 PM ET
11 years ago

Coming in January: Pawlenty book and national tour

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption ="Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty has a new book that is scheduled to be released on January 11."](CNN) - Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty's upcoming book now has a title, cover and release date. And the timing of the release - January 11 - comes just as the next race for the Republican presidential nomination begins heating up. Pawlenty, of course, is considered a probable White House hopeful.

The release of the book, called "Courage to Stand: An American Story," also comes out just days after Pawlenty finishes up his second term as governor. His announcement last year that he would not run for a third term was the first serious indication that Pawlenty was considering a bid for the GOP presidential nomination.

Pawlenty aide and spokesman Alex Conant says the book will concentrate on Pawlenty's life, his time as governor and his vision for the country. Conant says a nationwide book tour will follow the release of the book. Book releases and national tours have led to formal campaigns for many previous presidential candidates.

According to, the book is available for early ordering for $26.99. The website shows the cover, which pictures a serious looking Pawlenty in what appears to be a rustic red shirt with a lake and greenery in the background.

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soundoff (29 Responses)
  1. Marge

    Phewlenty the joke of Minnesota. Who took a perfectly good state and ruined it and just about bankrupted it. Sound familiar ..guess he took lessons from Bush.

    August 24, 2010 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |

    Homophobic Coward would be a better title

    August 24, 2010 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  3. Pa Santigie

    Rather thank go on a nationwide tour, he needs to staynhome and improve the economy of MN. We do not want to see him, we did not elect him.

    August 24, 2010 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  4. Jilli

    Pawlenty is a snooze...

    Peddling the same old ideas, the same failed policies.

    August 24, 2010 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
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