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Obama gets competitive with Michelle’s book, says she used ghostwriter



President Barack Obama is writing a memoir, but may be feeling competitive because of the success of his wife Michelle’s smash hit “Becoming,” which is on track to become the best-selling memoir of all time.

As such, Obama sometimes likes to point out that he’s writing his memoir himself, while his wife’s was written by a ghostwriter, sources told The Atlantic on Thursday.

The former president “is feeling competitive with his wife,” Edward Isaac-Dovere wrote.

“Sources note he’ll occasionally point out in conversation that he’s writing this book himself, while Michelle used a ghostwriter,” he continues.

“Becoming,” the biggest release of 2018, notes in the acknowledgments that a “team” of people helped her write the book. In celebrity and political memoirs, it’s common practice to bring on a ghostwriter, or an uncredited author who interprets their subject’s stories and then does the actual writing.

President Donald Trump’s best seller, “The Art of The Deal,” was similarly written by a ghostwriter.

But Obama has a good chance of dethroning his wife, as he remains popular and books on politics have routinely topped best seller charts over the last few years.

Read the full inside story of Obama’s upcoming memoir here.

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