Mike Pence has signed an agreement to write an autobiography on his time as U.S. vice president in the Trump administration, publisher Simon & Schuster said on Wednesday of a two-pound contract worth at least $ 3 million.
Pence, 61, is a conservative Republican who is widely believed to be planning to run for president in 2024, and a pre-election brief would fulfill a step traditionally taken by US politicians considering higher office.
“The life and work of Vice President Pence, his journey as a Christian, the challenges and triumphs he faced, and the lessons he learned, tell the American story of service.” extraordinary audience at a time when the unparalleled public interest in our government and our politics is unmatched, ”Dana Canedy, senior vice president and publisher of Simon & Schuster, said in a statement.
The currently untitled work, according to the publisher, will cover Pence’s faith and public service, including his time as a member of the United States Congress, his rise to governor of Indiana and his return to Washington as as the country’s second official.
Pence, expressing his gratitude for the opportunity to tell his life story, said he looked forward to the opportunity “to invite readers on a trip from a small town in Indiana to Washington, DC, DC “.
Simon & Schuster said the contract was a two-book deal, with the first volume tentatively scheduled for release in 2023.
Two people in the publishing industry said the Pence deal was worth between $ 3 million and $ 4 million, TBEN reported.
Pence has largely remained on the political sidelines since he and Trump lost the November election to current President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.
Pence came under attack from Trump earlier this year as the president pressured his deputy to prevent final certification of election results.
Pence challenged Trump, saying on Jan.6 – the same day a pro-Trump mob ransacked the U.S. Capitol – that he would not step in to stop certification.
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