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Life after the White House

By: Mallory Mitnick

After sitting in the Oval Office at the White House for eight years, where do you go from there?  This reporter would assume, just about anywhere. The former president and first lady spent the weekend in Palm Springs and also flew to the British Virgin Islands for some well-deserved R&R. Mrs. Obama told viewers that it was time for the family to take a little break from the media. The Obama’s recently bought a temporary $5.3 million house in Washington, D.C. to use for the next two years while they wait for their daughter, Sasha, to finish school.  Other than that, whatever the former president will do is still kind of in the air. In his last press conference, Mr. Obama told the press that he wanted to “do some writing.” Therefore, we will anxiously await future publishings from the power couple.

In 1995, Mr. Obama wrote a novel entitled, “Dreams For My Father”, in 2006, he wrote, “Audacity of Hope: Thoughts of Reclaiming the American Dream”, and in 2010, he composed a childrens’ book entitled, “of The I Sing.”  According to Atlanta Journal Constitution (AJC.com), “Penguin Random House announced Tuesday, that it will acquire world rights to publish the Obama’s forthcoming books.”  Michelle Obama’s novel will be an inspirational story based on her life experiences, and Barack Obama will write a memoir based on his presidency. A percentage of the proceeds will benefit various charitable organizations, The Obama Foundation being one of the recipients. Penguin Random House will also donate a million books in the former first family’s name.

They further plan to expand the Obama Foundation and build a center which will house their headquarters and serve as  a  historical time capsule/museum reflecting the life of the Obama Administration.

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