Reports of Obama-Wiesel Book Deal Shot Down

President Already Has Contract for Memoirs

By Forward Staff

Published November 12, 2012.

Don’t be rushing to your local bookstore or fumbling with your Kindle to download the new book that Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel was said to have been writing along with his buddy President Barack Obama.

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The two are still BFF’s. But it turns out something must’ve gotten lost in the translation about the book thing.

“There is no book deal and no book planned,” a source close to Obama told Pubisher’s Lunch.

Wiesel had brought up the supposed plans to co-author a book in an interview with the Israeli Haaretz paper in teh week before the presidential election.

No one bothered to shoot down the story right away, especially since it couldn’t hurt to have Wiesel in your corner going into what looked like a tighter-than-tight election.

But once the votes were counted, someone in Obama-land may have remembered that the president is already under contract with Crown books. So any deal with Wiesel would not necessarily be kosher.



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