President Obama's Half-Brother To Write Book

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

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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.

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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.

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