They didn’t meet as children. They’re 20 years apart in age. Yet, Simon and Schuster, the big time New York City publisher, thinks there’s a story for George Obama to tell. In fact, he’s worthy of an entire memoir. George is Barry’s half brother, and another on a growing list of Obama family members to cash in on the fame of the most recent White House occupant.
Little is known about George Obama. The book, tentatively titled “Homeland” and to be written with author-journalist Damien Lewis, will tell of George Obama’s fall into crime and poverty as a teenager and his eventual embrace of community organizing — a passion shared by the president — and of advocacy for the poor, an identification so strong that he chooses to live among them.
“Even had George Obama not been our President’s half brother, his story is moving and inspirational,” David Rosenthal, Simon & Schuster publisher and executive vice president, said in a statement Sunday. “It is an object lesson in survival, selflessness and courage.” (AP)
I bet there’s a political action committee being put together right now for ol’ George. And why not? He has become a community organizer after a life of crime. After all, it worked for his half-brother, and that’s all it takes to be elected U.S. President these days.