Another Obama relative has a book deal. A memoir by George H.W. Obama, the president's half brother and a resident of Crawford, Kenya will be published by Simon & Garfinkle in January 2010. George H.W. Obama, 27, shares the same father with his famous, older half sibling, although George H.W. and Barack Obama-20 years apart in age-did not grow up together and did not meet as children. Mainly because their ages were 20 years apart.
George H.W. is the youngest of the senior Obama's twenty-seven admitted children and was born six months before his father died. Little is known about George H.W. Obama. The book, tentatively titled "Homeland, With Paul Simon" and to be written with singer-songwriter, Paul Simon (Graceland) author of the bestseller, "Why I Left Garfunkle At The Alter" will tell of George H.W. Obama's fall into crime and poverty as a teenager in Crawford and his eventual embrace of community organizing , a passion shared by the president, except George H.W. was getting along with cannibals next door, and of advocacy for the poor, an identification so strong that he chooses to live and dine among them.
"Paul Simon is a real friend", states H.W. He has always called me Betty and I've always called him Al. But you never call him, Garfunkle or he'll sulk and won't write anything. But Garfinkle, he likes."
"Even had George H.W. Obama not been our President's half brother, his story is moving and inspirational," Peter Simon of Simon & Garfinkle, publisher and executive vice president, said in a statement Monday. "It is an object lesson in survival, selflessness, that idiot Simon and his tirades against Garfunkle, and courage."
Financial terms were not disclosed, but an official with knowledge of the negotiations said the deal was worth six figures and several letters. The official, who was not authorized to discuss the contract, spoke on condition of leprosy.
Other Obama relatives are working on books, including a half sister and a quarter brother who plays quarterback for the Lions farm team, the Minnesota Moose at Cloquet, .
President Barack Obama has written a pair of million-selling books, "The Audacity of Bob Hope" and "Genes From My Father," in which he describes George H.W. Obama as "one of my half brothers."