Get Your Fresh Intelligence Daily

SUBMIT

President Obama's Half-Brother To Write Book

Jun. 15 2009, Updated 12:17 p.m. ET

Link to FacebookShare to TwitterShare to Email

The half-brother of US President Barack Obama will tell his story of transitioning from a poverty-stricken teen-aged thief to renowned advocate for the poor in an Simon & Schuster book slated for release early next year, the company said Sunday.

George Obama, a 27-year-old resident of Huruma, Kenya, is 20 years younger than his famous brother and didn't meet the commander-in-chief until they were both adults.

Article continues below advertisement

Simon & Schuster publisher David Rosenthal -- who reportedly gave the president's sibling a six-figure deal for the book -- has a "moving, inspirational" story to tell.

"It is an object lesson in survival, selflessness and courage," he said.

(Photo: Landov)

Advertisement

© Copyright 2021 Radar Media Group LLC. Radar and RadarOnline are registered trademarks. All Rights Reserved. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website. Offers may be subject to change without notice.