Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Obama advisor's memoir to Bodley Head

Katherine Cowdrey,

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The Bodley Head is publishing a "behind-the-scenes account" of the Obama administration from a former deputy national security advisor, Ben Rhodes.

Stuart Williams bought UK & Commonwealth rights from Natasha Fairweather at RCW on behalf of Elyse Cheney at The Cheney Agency. The book will be published on 28th June.

The World As It Is has been described by Rhodes as his "personal story" of being at the centre of the Obama administration and by The Bodley Head as "the full story of what it means to work alongside a radical leader; of how idealism can confront reality and survive; of how the White House really functions; and of what it is to have a partnership, and ultimately a friendship, with a historic president".

Rhodes worked for Obama for 10 years, starting out as a 29-year-old speechwriter on his campaign and ending up as one of the former president’s closest advisors. He oversaw the administration's national security communications, speechwriting, public diplomacy and global engagement programming. ...

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