Monday, April 13, 2009

Bobby Jindal to write book

The Governor of the Louisiana, Bobby Jindal, is to pen his memoirs.

He has reached an agreement with an eminent US publisher to write a book "on the lessons he has learnt throughout his life," according to an Economic Times report. The book set to be released in 2010 has further fuelled speculation of his expected Presidential run in 2012, even though Jindal, a rising star of the Republican party, and his office were quick to deny it.

Although a contract is yet to be signed, The Times-Picayune reported that Jindal has reached an agreement with Regnery Publishing, which has published political tomes by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, actor Chuck Norris and political commentator Ann Coulter, among others.

Jindal said the book will be a mix of biographical material, "lessons I've learnt throughout my life" and his thoughts on a range of policy issues, the newspaper said. "I just want to offer my ideas and my experiences to the conversation," the Louisianan Governor was quoted as saying.

The Times-Picayune said much of the work on the book will be done by a co-author, Peter Schweizer, a Florida-based writer whose previous work includes non-fiction books about the Bush family and President Ronald Reagan, and a novel co-authored with former Secretary of Defence Caspar Weinberger.

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