Former President Barack Obama announced Thursday he plans to release his first presidential memoir. In it, he recounts his experiences during his years in the White House and addresses what he thinks must be done to "heal our divisions."
"A Promised Land," scheduled for release Nov. 17, will cover his "improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world" and "landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency," according to the book's official website.
"There’s no feeling like finishing a book, and I’m proud of this one," Obama tweeted Thursday morning. "In A Promised Land, I try to provide an honest accounting of my presidency, the forces we grapple with as a nation, and how we can heal our divisions and make democracy work for everybody."
The new memoir will also cover Obama assembling his cabinet, dealing with a global financial crisis, and share his thoughts on Vladimir Putin, passing the Affordable Care Act and authorizing the mission that led to the death of Osama bin Laden.
"Obama is candid about the balancing act of running for office as a Black American, bearing the expectations of a generation buoyed by messages of 'hope and change,' and meeting the moral challenges of high-stakes decision-making," the description reads. "He is frank about the forces that opposed him at home and abroad, open about how living in the White House affected his wife and daughters, and unafraid to reveal self-doubt and disappointment. Yet he never wavers from his belief that inside the great, ongoing American experiment, progress is always possible."
This is Obama's fourth book and first since leaving the White House. His previous titles are 1995's "Dreams from My Father," 2006's "The Audacity of Hope" and 2010 children's book "Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters."
Source: USA Today