Valerie Jarrett signs a book deal
July 11th, 2017
Valerie Jarrett, the top aide to former President Barack Obama, has nailed down a book deal with Viking press. (If you read my column, you already know she’s had plans to write one.)
No word yet on the title—or what the advance payment might be.
“From her work on ensuring equity for women and girls and protecting working families, Jarrett will share lessons about making change and her optimistic vision for what the future holds,” Viking said in a statement.
The publishing house called it “a story of history, biography, politics and activism—and will provide ideas about leadership and being a good citizen in the 21st century.”
Along with serving as presidential adviser, Jarrett chaired the White House council on Women and Girls. Before that, she was in Chicago working as a lawyer and businesswoman.
Jarrett wouldn’t be the first to capitalize on her years in D.C.
Gens. Colin Powell and (the late) Norman Schwarzkopf received a reported $6 million and $5 million, respectively, after leaving the George H. W. Bush White House.
Earlier this year, Jarrett signed on with Creative Artists Agency for speaking engagements.