NEW YORK, Aug 30 (Reuters) - Following other presidential
candidates whose books have become a rite of passage to the
White House, Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann is
writing a memoir to be published on Nov. 21, her publisher said
Bachmann, the Tea Party favorite and Republican White House
hopeful, will address her personal background -- including her
roles as a tax attorney, wife, mother and foster mother -- as
well as her leap into politics and her "vision for America's
future," said a statement from Sentinel, a Penguin imprint.
"This book will help to share my enthusiasm for an
energized, pro-growth economy, and the life experiences that
inform my optimism for the American people and for American
greatness," Bachmann said in the statement.
Bachmann is among the top three candidates seen to have a
chance of winning the Republican nomination to take on
President Obama next year.
Among other remarks to have come under scrutiny of late,
she raised eyebrows this week by saying that Hurricane Irene
and the U.S. east coast earthquake were God's way of telling
American politicians to cut spending and fix the budget
deficit. She has responded by insisting she was joking.
The memoir follows other Republican candidates to have
released books, including former Massachusetts governor Mitt
Romney and Texas governor Rick Perry.
Sentinel has acquired the worldwide rights to Bachmann's
book. The imprint said Bachmann will not receive an advance
against royalties, in compliance with the rules of the House of
(Reporting by Christine Kearney, editing by Jill Serjeant)
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