Because everyone gets a piece! George Obama, president Barack's half-brother, has signed a deal with Simon & Schuster to publish Homeland, about his struggles with drugs and his eventual salvation through, gulp, community organizing. Our favorite tidbit about the tome:
George Obama's book is scheduled to be published in January 2010, and will be written with self-described "author, war reporter, adventurer" Damien Lewis, author of Apache Dawn, Cobra Gold, Operation Certain Death, Bloody Heroes, Slave and Desert Claw.
Ah yes, the austere author of Desert Claw is a perfect fit for the story of a hardscrabble Obama. (And no, in case you were wondering, it's not Damian Lewis, the actor from Band of Brothers. Different dude.)
First Lady Michelle's brother is also getting in on the book action. He's the coach of the 3rd-to-last in their conference Oregon State University men's basketball team, so his book will be called A Game of Character. Oh, and his name is Craig Robinson, but no he's not the stockroom guy from The Office, that's a different Craig Robinson.
Anyway. It all begins to make Dreams from My Father seem a little less, well, audacious, doesn't it?