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Barack Obama Will Write Foreword to New Nelson Mandela Book

mandela.jpgFarrar, Straus and Giroux announced today that President Barack Obama will write the foreword to a new book by Nelson Mandela, Conversations with Myself, due out in October.

According to the press release from FSG, the book will draw on “Journals kept on the run during the anti-apartheid struggle of the early 1960s; diaries and draft letters written in Robben Island Prison and other South African prisons during his twenty-seven years of incarceration; notebooks from the post-apartheid transition; private recorded conversations; speeches and correspondence written during his presidency.”

Madela’s unpublished diaries were the talk of the Stadt at the Frankfurt Book Fair last year, when FSG bought the U.S. rights. A foreword by the president only magnifies the anticipation. Mandela’s 1994 autobiography Long Walk to Freedom has sold 6 million copies worldwide. Obama hasn’t done too badly himself. Together, this book will be in every house in America.

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.