Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Reportedly the Obamas are getting more than 60 million dollars for a joint book deal. Damn!

Courtesy of TPM:  

An auction for rights to books by Barack and Michelle Obama has set a new record for U.S. presidential memoirs, according to a report by the Financial Times. 

The auction has reached more than $60 million, the Financial Times reported, citing unnamed sources with knowledge of the sales process. The Obamas are writing separate books but selling the global rights jointly.

Apparently Penguin Random House won that auction.

By the way you might remember that Donald Trump accused Obama of having Bill Ayers write "Dreams of my Father" for him.

 While in fact his own ghostwriter made the following claim:

"I put lipstick on a pig"

Somehow I have every confidence that both of these books written by Michelle and Barack will be amazing, and that they will sell like crazy.

In fact I will make sure to reserve my copy early. 

53 comments:

  1. Anonymous2:05 PM

    And all $$ will go to charity! :)

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    1. Not all, but a "significant amount."

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  2. Anonymous2:40 PM

    Pretty big for people who have held no real jobs prior to his presidency.

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    1. Him: Civil Rights attorney, constitutional law professor, book author, state senator, and then Senator.

      Her: Associate Dean of Student Services at Chicago University, associate at a law firm, Executive Director for the Chicago office of Public Allies, Vice President for Community and External Affairs, seems like impressive work experience to me.

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    2. W T FUCKY F @ 2:40! You must be DEEP in the cups to be talking this kind of shit!

      Oh my bad everybody...that's just Baldy sippin' on her hateraid...pissed off cause she only got a "piddly" 2 mill for for her BULLSHIT book "Going Crazy"...oops I mean "Going Bananas" or whatever the hell that shitty book of hers was called! LOL!

      S t f u Baldy and take another swig...you trippin boo!

      BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

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    3. Anonymous3:26 PM

      It is amazing how people can just land into such prestigious sounding 'jobs', it is almost like they were just set up for them. Must have just been really lucky I s'pose.

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    4. 2:40
      You are just jealous. Go get a vibrant existence.

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    5. "Anonymous2:40 PM Pretty big for people who have held no real jobs prior to his presidency."
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      What an incredibly stupid, ignorant, racist, uneducated thing to say.

      You should be embarrassed for displaying such stupidity and ignorance, but you're obviously too stupid to realize you should be embarrassed.

      You will never accomplish anything remotely close to what the Obamas accomplished even before his presidency.

      Maybe you're just pathetically jealous.

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    6. To the first 3:26...you mad?

      Oh...sorry you MUST be a lazy...stupid as fuck Palin who has NO IDEA what hard work and education can do.

      Carry on dumbass!

      BWAHAHAHAHAHA!

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    7. Anonymous4:18 PM

      You must be talking about Sarah and Todd Palin. Have you ever seen a photo of Sarah and Todd looking as happy as the Obamas look with each other?

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    8. Anonymous4:40 PM

      Gina!! You look simply radiant in mid-winter moonlight! Did you something, anything with your hair?? Reminds me of the time we left our internet kids at the Disneyland Ohio food court over the weekend and spent 1 and a half glorious days and 4 sexxy nights at the Lexington, KY Governor Gregor "Kenn" Kolostomy Memorial Youth Hostel and Coin-Operated Drug Rehab Center. Remember the ice machine? Huh? Well, do ya?

      Good times...

      Bel

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    9. abbafan5:01 PM

      2:40 - NONE of the fuckin' palins hold jobs to this day!! It sounds as if your hero $arah blew through all that $12 million from her "book", including the $7.5 million advance from HarperCollins (daddy Rupert, aka "Rich Uncle Money=bags")!! P.S. piss off fat alicia!!

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    10. *GinaM doing a double take @ 4:40pm.*

      Oh SNAP...is that you Beldy??

      *dream sequence begins*

      "Oh my God it is you Beldy! How I missed running my fingers through your 5 strands of hair...nor can I forget your bloodshot gaze as you looked into my eyes on our nights together! It's like the scene in "Somewhere In Time'... Come back to me Beldy...come back"

      PS...

      Where's my child support motherfucker!

      VWAHAHAHAHAHA!

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    11. Anonymous9:35 PM

      Wait until @2:40 finds out trump never ran a business. HA HA

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    12. Anonymous12:53 AM

      Child support, Gins?? You're dreaming! Like Abe Lincoln used to say "See you in court!". You always said the kids looked like Alf Landon, anyway!! (or was it Michael Landon? I forget...)

      BTW, it's been so long since I've seen you here, it's only 4 strands now. But I swirl it up on top like Emperor Drumpf does and I'm even more handsomer than ever before!!

      Yours always,
      Bel

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    13. Evidently none of the Obamas ever aspired to such vibrant goals as dubious high-school diplomas, reportedly attending five ever-so-highly-rated colleges before "graduating," defensive social-media accounts of teen motherhood, having the cops (and I don't mean the Secret Service) called on their party attendance, showing up at an Oscars event to load up on swag bags (remember?), and SO much more!

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    14. Anonymous4:37 AM

      What is it about gop people that they refuse to recognize accomplishmnts in democratic people? Is this about skin color? The Obama family is regarded as QUALITY citizens, upstanding, educated, caring, family values people. Look at the "idols" on the right. tRump, the failed businessman, who screws everyone out of their earned money. Consorts with his hero, Vlad. J. Beauregard Sessions, lying in front of congress. first "lady" scads of nude photos worldwide, anyone can see them. first daughter, skipping out of txes, like daddy. Stealing other people's designs. Beavis and Butthead tRump like a couple of robots, not very smart, just money grubbing assholes. Also, too, PayMe and her useless clan, popping out babies like a pez dispenser while telling others how to live their lives. I would be asjamed to admit I was a republican, with the sleazy role models they have.

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  3. Anonymous2:52 PM

    Who is going to buy an Obama book when they can buy a Sarah Palin book?

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    1. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA...*lonnggg gasp*...whew @ 2:52

      *wipes away the tears*

      Thank you...thankyouverymuch for the laugh!

      LOL!

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    2. I'm assuming your comment is snark, but regardless, who = people who are literate.

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    3. The Obama books will be best sellers and the buyers will, after reading them, place them on their keeper shelves. Palin's books can be found at Goodwill, Salvation Army, and a dumpster near you.

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    4. Anonymous3:58 PM

      2:52pm

      I'm not even sure who even buys "books" any longer.

      My iCloud library is 2500 volumes and grows a bit each month, and they are with me wherever I am and on whatever device is on me at any given time.

      I think the days of dusty old bookshelves are part of history.

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    5. Anonymous5:15 PM

      I buy "books". Readers do. Readers have bookshelves, they have Kindles, they have subscriptions... but they're not usually so anal as to feel the need to have 2500 books on tap wherever they are "at any given time". Readers don't have to depend on batteries and electricity.. furthermore you should be aware that some of the world's biggest cloud servers are battling security leaks this very minute. I know that because I read about it.

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    6. Anonymous5:17 PM

      A personally inscribed hardcover is a joy forever and makes a beautiful gift for someone you love.

      And no I don't mean a Palin squiggle, I mean something genuine, something sincere.

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    7. Anonymous3:58 PM

      I buy books (both physical and Kindle, subscribe to journals, magazines, all types of news letters, and on-line newspapers/magazines.

      You see, I am a reader and a consumer of information (facts actually).

      Unfortunately all of this escapes you.

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  4. Anonymous2:54 PM

    Michelle Obama you know in 4 years Melania is going to copy your book word for word except she will personalize it with broken English.

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    1. What makes you think the "First Whore" will stll be around then?

      Lol!

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    2. Anonymous5:07 PM

      Gina! Lovely to see your ugly face :)

      That face now graces Breitbart- so the ugly wasn't just on the outside.

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    3. Anonymous5:59 PM

      5:07 PM - darn straight! Boy oh boy do I remember threads of the past here. I HOWLED. People are so stupid!

      I was always rooting for a Beldar/Gina riding off into the sunset scenario, hopeless romantic that I am! "Aw shucks, ma'am. Drawing my cowboy boot toe in the dirt..." :)

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    4. 5:07pm....WHAT? The Penguin is at Deadbart now?? When did this happen?

      Damn I've been gone that long? Lol!

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    5. Anonymous4:42 AM

      Does anyone know why the widow who drew the standing ovation at tRump's screed, was seated beside Ivanka? Doesn't the first lady get the honor when a guest is asked to stand up? Seems Maleria is being squeezed out of the picture by first daughter/wife. I can hardly wait until this entire scumbag family is driven out in disgrace. Grifters and money grubbers inhabit the entire family.

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    6. Anonymous11:33 AM

      GINA, The Penguin went to Deadbart a year or two ago, when it was clear the PAC was failing because Sarah's old fossils were dying off before she could get them to change their wills.

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  5. Wonderful for these accomplished people to enlighten us with their struggles and victories.

    Finally.
    To be compensated.
    Their stunning contributions will live on in the history of our country for all mankind.

    History is good at contrast and compare.

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    1. Anonymous4:45 AM

      What stands out for me is that the Obamas, in spite of being born into working class families, have more CLASS than the tRumps. tRumps are descended from pimps and racist crooks. Donald's grandfather was a PIMP. The real rich class in NY do not accept him, he is beneath them. This has always burned his orange ass.

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  6. Anonymous3:54 PM

    That photo is so darn cute of the two of them! How we miss them both!

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  7. Anonymous3:56 PM

    I so hope that they take this money, buy their own island and just live there worry free for the rest of their lives. They deserve it, just leave it all behind and enjoy life for what it is.

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    1. Anonymous4:46 AM

      I think they want to stay involved some way in politics. They know that for the good of this country, HONEST people have to fight the crooks in DC.

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  8. Anonymous3:58 PM

    I can hardly wait to purchase both of their books and read them. No doubt, both will be on the Best Seller List for months!!!

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  9. Linked you to Wonkette. Hope that's OK.

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  10. Can't wait to read both of their books! Wish the First Grandma would write a book...she probably has some good stories to tell!

    I hope neither one of them mention that broke down bald headed gargoyle hillbilly ex govenor from Alaska in their books.

    She ain't worth the shit that Bo and Sunny plop out their butts to mention.

    Lol!

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    1. Anonymous4:47 PM

      I love you Gina!

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    2. *SMOOCHES* @ 4:47

      Right back atcha' slick! Lol!

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    3. Anonymous12:59 AM

      "Smooches"??? WTF, Gina! do internet vows mean NOTHING these days??

      Oh.... I can't stay mad at you!!

      C'mere, Gina, and lay some sugar on ol' Beldar!

      Baby, you're the greatest!

      (applause, roll credits, fade to black)

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    4. Anonymous4:47 AM

      Gina, you definitely have a way with words!

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  11. Anonymous4:35 PM

    I plan to reserve copies asap. The President and First Lady are truly remarkable individuals.
    An inspiration to the world.Superlative role models and mentor's.
    They are sadly missed.

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  12. Anonymous4:42 PM

    "The auction has reached more than $60 million,"

    Hey, they deserve it. Thanks, Obamas!!

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  13. Anonymous5:20 PM

    Some books you want to have in hard cover. These will be them, reference books for future generations.

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  14. Anonymous7:03 PM

    Happy for them.

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  15. Anonymous9:24 PM

    So looking forward to the new books. I have Pres. Obama's three other books in hard copy, sitting on top of my long TV cabinet.

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  16. Meanwhile, anyone want to speculate what a Trump post 45 memoir might fetch? (Providing he can get someone to write it for him?)

    Clinton got $15 million

    Bush got $7 million (or $10 depending on the source)

    The Obamas just got $60 million.

    You know Trump will get $5 but he'll say $120 because he has to be the best, the biggest, the most and he certainly has to surpass Obama even if he has to lie about it.

    Lie about the crowd at the inaugural. Lie about the popular vote. Lie about the electoral college. Lie about the ratings of his TV speeches and appearances. Lie about the lies.

    His in the albatross that swallowed an anchor around the neck of the GOP. More and more of them are going to distance themselves from him, depending on how fast their re-elections are coming up.

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    1. Anonymous5:54 AM

      "You know Trump will get $5 but he'll say $120"

      That's why some people are already saying the title of his presidential memoir is going to be "Art of the Insufferable Douchebag: An Emperor's Tale"

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    2. "How to Win Elections and Influence People (who are easily influenced)"

      Well, Tony Schwartz won't ghost write for him any more. Maybe Conjob or Spicer will write it for him. By the time he's out Bannon will have nothing to do with him.

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  17. Anonymous7:40 AM

    http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2017/03/02/just_how_outrageous_is_the_obamas_alleged_65_million_book_deal.html

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