Obama is proving once again what a small and petty man he can be when someone threatens his ego.
He is apparently working on a new book and went out of his way to mention that he is writing it himself, unlike his wife Michelle, who used a ghostwriter for her best selling book.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Obama telling friends he’s writing own book while Michelle used a ghostwriter
It’s taking former President Barack Obama longer to write his next book than he expected because he’s writing it, rather than using a ghostwriter like his wife did, according to a new report.
Sources who have spoken to Obama claim the former president feels a bit competitive with Michelle Obama, given that her latest book is poised to become the best-selling memoir ever. But Obama has said that he is authoring the book on his own, whereas his wife employed a ghostwriter, The Atlantic reports.
Michelle Obama’s memoir Becoming was published in November and has sold more than 10 million copies since it was released. The New York Times best-seller was the fastest selling book last year and sold more hardcover copies of any book in 2018. The book was ranked Amazon’s No. 1 seller before it was released due to presales.
Michelle Obama’s worldwide book tour concluded this month in Nashville after she visited cities including Copenhagen and Paris.
This charge is especially rich coming from Obama. People have been speculating for years that he didn’t actually write his own best known book.
National Review reported in 2008:
Did Obama Write “Dreams from My Father” … Or Did Ayers?
There has been speculation about this which I’ve ignored, no doubt because there are enough policy reasons to oppose Barack Obama and I don’t want to feed into what sounds, at first blush, like Vince Fosteresque paranoia.
But I’ve finally read Jack Cashill’s lengthy analysis in The American Thinker. It is thorough, thoughtful, and alarming — particularly his deconstruction of the text in Obama’s memoir and comparison to the themes, sophistication and signature phraseology of Bill Ayers’ memoir.
There is nothing in Obama’s scant paper trail prior to 1995 that would suggest something as stylish and penetrating as, at times, Dreams from My Father is. And when Obama speaks extemporaneously, one doesn’t hear the same voice one encounters in the book. Now maybe Obama has a backlog of writing fom Columbia or Harvard that signal great literary promise, but he not only hasn’t shared it, he’s assiduously hidden traces of it.
And, to be sure, writing is different from speaking — in fairness, some of Obama’s off-the-cuff bumbling when he speaks is certainly due to the rigors of the campaign which would cause even the most gifted communicator to faulter from time to time. But it’s not unreasonable to expect more similarity between Obama the writer and Obama the orator.
Remember when Obama claimed that Bill Ayers was just a guy from his neighborhood?