Mike Huckabee Signs New Book Deal
Posted on April 24, 2008Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee is writing a book about his run for the Republican presidential nomination. The book will be released in November, 2008 and will discuss his failed bid for the presidency and his ideas for the future of the conservative movement. Sentinel, an imprint of Penguin Group will publish the former governor's book.
"There's going to be a lot of untold stories and untold anecdotes," said Will Weisser, Sentinel's associate publisher. "But the other part is the governor's vision for the future of American politics and society and what should we be working towards? How does the (Republican) party become more unified?"Governor Huckabee's last book detailed his 100 lb weight loss Quit Digging Your Grave With a Knife and Fork was a bestseller. What's more impressive than his weight loss, however, is the fact that he managed to keep the weight off during a presidential primary campaign. Think of all the calorie-laden foods the candidates are asked to eat on camera: Philly cheesesteaks, hamburgers, corn dogs...you name it, they have to eat it to please the locals.
The publishing company wouldn't say how much Huckabee will be paid. Weisser acknowledged that they've agreed to the book at a time when Huckabee's political future is uncertain. The former governor recently formed a political action committee to raise money for McCain and other Republicans, and has also been mentioned as a potential running mate for the Arizona senator.
"We kind of had to think about that because obviously it's possible he could be the running mate," Weisser said. "It could certainly be hard to do a traditional book promotion if he's the vice president-elect. But some people here have pointed out that that's a nice problem to have."