Bachmann book due in November

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) will publish a memoir this fall, a tradition for presidential candidates.

Sentinel, a subsidiary of Penguin Group that specializes in publishing conservative books, said it would publish the book in November, The Associated Press reported.

Candidates for president often publish books (typically with the assistance of co-authors) to distill their biography and basic principles for potential voters.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) for example, published No Apology: The Case for American Greatness in March.

The books can sometimes provide stumbling moments for candidates, when reporters and activists compare candidates' written words against their campaign trail rhetoric.

A recent example of that came up when Texas Gov. Rick Perry's (R) campaign sought to walk back some tough words he'd written in his book Fed Up! about social security. Perry was forced to clarify, and hasn't backed down from what he'd written.