Pence autobiography coming from Simon & Schuster
Former Vice President Mike Pence will detail his time serving in the Trump administration up until President Biden’s inauguration in an autobiography announced Wednesday.
The currently untitled book will address “the many pivotal moments of the administration,” publisher Simon & Schuster said in a news release.
“I am grateful to have the opportunity to tell the story of my life in public service to the American people, from serving in Congress, to the Indiana Governor’s office and as Vice President of the United States,” Pence, 61, said in a statement.
The autobiography is part of a two-book deal, with the first of the titles scheduled to be released in 2023.
The autobiography, Simon & Schuster senior vice president Dana Canedy teased, will be “the definitive book on one of the most consequential presidencies in American history.”
Pence was the target of direct threats when supporters of then-President Trump stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6 in an effort to prevent the certification of the 2020 Electoral College results. Trump had attacked his vice president for refusing to go along with his attempts to overturn the election’s results.
Pence — who on the same day Simon & Schuster announced his book deal revealed the creation of a new political advocacy group called Advancing American Freedom — is expected to given an address later this month in South Carolina in his first speech since leaving office.
Simon & Schuster has been the publisher behind a number of books by high-profile political and public figures, including works from President Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, a forthcoming thriller novel by 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and a book on the future of the GOP by former Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas).
“The Tyranny of Big Tech,” a book by Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), one of the lawmakers who voted against the election certification, was dropped by the publishing giant earlier this year in the wake of the Capitol riot.
Simon & Schuster said at the time that “it will always be our mission to amplify a variety of voices and viewpoints,” but that Hawley’s role in objecting to the electoral results of the presidential election had crossed a line.