You’d think that Bill Clinton would have gotten over his lies after his falsehood and fiction filled presidency.
However, You’d be wrong.
But now you’d probably approve his lies. You’d never guess what Clinton is working on. He’s writing a fiction novel, so it’s not just lies on the stand. He’s collaborating with James Patterson, an award winning suspense author.
From The Hollywood Reporter:
The biggest summer blockbuster of 2018 might just be a book.
Former President Bill Clinton is writing his first novel in collaboration with prolific best-selling author James Patterson. The President Is Missing will be released in June 2018 and is being jointly published by Alfred A. Knopf, Clinton’s publisher, and Hachette, Patterson’s publisher.
Patterson, who has sold more than 380 million books worldwide during his decades-long career, said Clinton’s involvement in the novel provides “rich storytelling opportunities for this series.”
No release date was announced for the television version of the novel, but it is certainly an unconventional post-presidency venture. Former presidents routinely write memoirs but rarely delve into fiction.
(In 2003 Jimmy Carter wrote “The Hornet’s Nest,” a novel set in the Revolutionary War.)
A spokeswoman for Showtime said that the deal came together with assistance from CBS’s chief executive, Leslie Moonves. Showtime is a subsidiary of the CBS Corporation.
So, Patterson just struck gold and Clinton found an honorable way to lie, it looks like a win win for both of them.
“Working on a book about a sitting president — drawing on what I know about the job, life in the White House, and the way Washington works — has been a lot of fun,” Clinton said in a statement Monday. “And working with Jim has been terrific. I’ve been a fan of his for a very long time.”
It’s not a surprise he’s a fan of fiction. At least now Clinton found a way to be honest about his words.