Big Obama Book Deal

Little, Brown has given Jodi Kantor a “stunning” seven-figure deal for a book on the Obamas, reports Leon Neyfakh:

According to several sources, Ms. Kantor’s book will draw on the three years of reporting she has done since giving up the editorship of The Times’ Arts & Leisure section, in 2005. During the campaign, Ms. Kantor produced a number of biographical stories about the president and his inner circle, including one on his time at the head of the Harvard Law Review, one on his career as a law professor, one on his basketball-playing and one on how his friends were bracing themselves for his presidency.

This follows the Times Magazine cover story that Kantor wrote on the Obamas’ marriage last month. Big Obama Book Deal