New Yorker editor David Remnick recently wrote a piece for the his magazine called "The Joshua Generation: Race and the Campaign of Barack Obama." The ideas behind that essay will be turned—eventually—into a book about much of the same, Politico reports. (He had a Knopf contract to finish out, anyway.) When Remnick hired Ryan Lizza to cover the Obama campaign for the magazine, he had to talk him out of writing a book. But Lizza ended up getting a book deal about Obama's first year out of it anyway. Now his boss is writing a book that's competitive with his own!