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Obama Mama Book Deal

By Melissa Feldsher in Arts & Entertainment on May 9, 2009 4:10PM

The list of Obama inner-circle book deals (campaign manager David Plouffe, sister Maya Soetoro-Ng, and the man himself) just got one longer. The President’s late mother’s anthropology dissertation is set to be published this fall by Duke University Press. Entitled Surviving Against the Odds: Village Industry in Indonesia, it will explore S. Ann Dunham's 14 year study of metalworking on the island of Java. While not a memoir, we can guarantee this read will be audacious.