Mar 26, 2017

Obama's post-presidency: island hopping and memoir writing

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The Washington Post has taken a look this morning at what the Obamas have been up to since leaving the White House. Here's what they found:

Where in the world is Barack Obama: "... he jetted off in a Gulfstream G550 to Tetiaroa, a South Pacific island once owned by Marlon Brando. He plans an extended stay there to start writing his White House memoir."

  • The Obamas have re-decorated their Kalorama home "to suit their modern style" and are working out of a West End office when in DC
  • Fifteen staffers, including Valerie Jarrett, work there, "helping to build Obama's foundation." He's also planning his presidential library in Chicago
  • Michelle is spending more time in Washington, writing her own book and "remaining focused on the home front".

Recall: The Obamas' book deal is reportedly worth $60+ million, so it's no surprise that they're keen to start writing.

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