Barack Obama to Pen Foreword for Upcoming Book Written by Former White House Photographer

Former White House photographer, Pete Souza, captured some of the most iconic images of the Obama administration and many of his photographs have been seen by million across the globe. Souza is currently working on a book called Obama: An Intimate Portrait, which will give readers a look at some of the more private moments of Obama’s time as President.

One of the photographs from the collection

As The Independent reports, Obama has announced that he has agreed to write a foreword for Souza’s book which will feature over 300 images of Obama’s time in office. Souza spoke to the New York Times about the book, saying: “There are pictures that certainly show him stressing in the Situation Room over major decisions, but also pictures of him interacting in fun moments with his girls.” It seems the book will show both the serious sides of Obama’s eight years as President, as well as the more everyday moments.

Obama’s own photography skills

300 photos may sound like a lot, but they were carefully selected from a collection of over 10,000. They include images from intense high level meetings to holidays the President took with his family.

Obama is not the first President Souza has worked with. He was also the official photographer during Ronald Reagan’s presidency and first met Obama back when he was a senator in 2005. Pete Souza has since become known as a staunch opposer of the current President, Donald Trump.

Obama: An Intimate Portrait is set to be released this year on November 7th.

Little Book of Hygge to Get a Follow Up

By | New Releases, News | No Comments

The Little Book of Lykke is Coming!

The Little Book of Hygge, based on the Danish model for happiness was pretty much the most talked about book of last winter and those who are fans will be thrilled to hear the news that it’s getting a follow up.

The Little Book of Lykke by Danish author and happiness expert Meik Wiking will be released on 7th September 2017 (December US) and is almost guaranteed to be a Christmas bestseller, and here in the UK, publishers Penguin Life are partnering with mental health charity SANE in publication of the book. Read More

Terry Pratchett’s Discworld Imaginarium Coming This Year

By | New Releases, News | No Comments
We have some great news for the fans of Discworld today with the release of a new book in the Autumn. Pratchett fans have been distraught at the idea of no more Discworld novels, and while this won’t be a novel, it will be full colour portfolio of illustrations from Discworld artist Paul Kidby, and it’s coming in November.

Pratchett said of Kidby’s illustrations that it was “the closest anyone’s got to how I see the characters and it seems fitting that he should produce this portfolio. The 272 page, full colour volume will publish on 23rd November.

Read More

What Date is Lethal White Released; Next Cormoran Strike Novel

By | New Releases, News | No Comments
There’s been big news from the J.K Rowling camp in recent months with the success of Fantastic Beasts, new Harry Potter coffee table books, the twentieth anniversary of the release of the first Harry Potter book, and of course her and Harry’s birthday this week. Also in the news this week is this week’s literary charts, giving the author her 79th number 1 with the publication of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in paperback. Read More

Jane Austen’s Intimate Letters to be Released This Year

By | Authors, New Releases, News | No Comments
The publishing arm of the Bodleian Library is to release a collection of Jane Austen’s letters this year, and they promise to provide an intimate glimpse into the life of the author after she moved to Bath, aged 25.

The collection, to be released this September will be called Jane Austen: The Chawton Letters and has been edited by Kathryn Sutherland, professor of bibliography and textual criticism at the University of Oxford. The book will be released in association with Jane Austen’s House Museum. Read More

Hillary Clinton’s Memoirs Get a Title

By | New Releases, News, Political | No Comments

What Happened is out September!

The world has been much looking forward to the memoirs from Hillary Clinton, promised by publishing house Simon & Schuster a few months ago. Yesterday it was announced that the new book will be called ‘What Happened’, and Clinton promises unparalleled candour and honesty as she lets her guard down for this highly personal book. Read More

7 New Twisty Turny Thrillers That Could be This Year’s Gone Girl

By | Literature, New Releases, Polls and Discussion | No Comments
We all love a good thriller, and the genre has never been so popular. After Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl rewrote the genre we’ve seen so many exciting thrillers, often with strong female characters, all designed to make you change your loyalties from page to page, and that trend is continuing with some fantastic books released this year, filling the void perfectly.

There are hundreds of new thrillers out this year, but for this post we’re specifically featuring books that we think could be this year’s “Gone Girl”, the thriller that kept us all on a roller coaster ride before being made into a major movie. Read More



Leave a Reply