Less than two days after Barack Obama‘s latest book “Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters” was announced on Amazon.com, the book already reached the top 25 on the popular online retailer, despite it being another two months before the book is actually scheduled for release.
The book, which Random House plans to do a first print of 500,000 copies, serves as a tribute to 13 American ground breakers. The president completed the book before taking office. His previous works include “Dreams From My Father” and “The Audacity of Hope,” both of which have sold millions of copies.
When asked at a press briefing Wednesday how Obama urges the media to respect his daughters’ privacy when the book is addressed to them and pictures illustrations of them on the cover, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said:
Our encouragement is to keep their private lives private. If you read the book, it is, I think the president would tell you, an inspirational book about the country they live in and about their ability and the ability for children throughout this country to dream, as the president talked about yesterday (during a back-to-school address to students), to dream big and accomplish whatever they want to.
What do you think of Obama publishing a book about his daughters, while wanting the media to respect their privacy? Will you buy a copy of the book upon its release? Discuss!