Warnock planning memoir for June release

Warnock planning memoir for June release
© Courtesy Raphael Warnock

Georgia Sen. Raphael Warnock (D) is set to release a memoir in June detailing his journey to becoming the state's first Black senator.

Warnock, whose runoff election against former Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R) flipped the senate for Democrats in January, titled his memoir "A Way Out of No Way," Penguin Random House noted in an announcement.

"[Warnock] is the first Black senator from Georgia, only the 11th Black senator in American history, and just the second from the South since Reconstruction. As he said in his maiden speech from the well of the Senate, Senator Warnock’s improbable journey reflects the ongoing toggle between the pain and promise of the American story," the statement noted.

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The book will also shed light on Warnock's upbringing and aim to "call out the uncomfortable truths that shape contemporary American life and summon us all to a higher moral ground," according to the announcement.

"Raised in the Kayton Homes housing projects in Savannah as the eleventh of twelve children of a World War II veteran father and a mother who'd picked cotton and tobacco in south Georgia as a teenager, Senator Warnock traveled through Morehouse and Union Theological Seminary on his way to becoming the youngest Senior Pastor in the history of Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church."

Since being elected in January, Warnock has been a vocal advocate for voting rights with his first floor speech in the Senate focusing on the For the People Act. 

The memoir will be available in hardcover, audio book and e-book on June 14 of next year.