Obama's Campaign Manager and Elizabeth Edwards Get Book Deals

Barack Obama, David Plouffe, Elizabeth Edwards, John Edwards, The Audacity to Win: The Inside Story and Lessons of Barack Obama's Historic Victory



David Plouffe, Barack Obama’s campaign manager, and Elizabeth Edwards, whose husband John ran for president last year and later admitted an extramarital affair, have both secured book deals, the Associated Press reports.

Plouffe’s seven-figure deal is for a book on the presidential election entitled “The Audacity to Win: The Inside Story and Lessons of Barack Obama’s Historic Victory.”

In a statement, publisher Viking said it would examine “the deliberations about whether to run against long odds, the epic primary battle with Hillary Clinton, the drama of the general election campaign against John McCain and the strategic roads taken — and not taken.”

It will “also detail the business lessons to be learned from the formation and the functioning of an unprecedented $1 billion start-up — use of technology, crisis management, grass roots, and personnel management.”

Edwards’ book, entitled “Resilience,” will be released in May. The publisher is not releasing details about what Edwards covers in the book, but she has plenty to work with: Her continuing fight against breast cancer, her experiences during her husband’s run for the Democratic presidential nomination, and the fallout from John Edwards’ admission of an affair with a video producer.

“She has always been a kind of candid and honest writer, and people can expect that of her in her new book,” said her publisher’s publicity director.

Edwards published a book in 2006 called “Saving Graces” in which she discussed her fight against cancer and the death of her son 10 years earlier. She has not discussed her husband’s affair in detail since it was revealed last August.

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