Axelrod to write memoir

The book will be released in fall 2014 and focus on his professional career, starting from when he was a reporter for the Chicago Tribune to his time as a political strategist and then to his multi-decade long friendship with President Obama.

"From the day I sat on a mailbox as an awestruck five-year old, watching John F. Kennedy inspire and challenge my neighbors, to the final, emotional rally of Barack Obama’s political career, I have taken an extraordinary journey, filled with rich history and unforgettable characters," Axelrod said according to the New York Daily News.

"In this book, I look forward to sharing them, and reflecting on the enormous change I’ve seen over a lifetime in journalism and politics."

In 2012 Axelrod said he would move from working for Obama to head the new Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago. On Monday Axelrod performed the ribbon-cutting at the Institute, according to DNAinfo Chicago.

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