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Barack's brother has a book

I’m not calling him the black sheep, but George Obama isn’t exactly the Harvard-educated family man who’s running our country right now. And Barack Obama’s half-brother certainly will have a different story to tell when his book comes out next January.

George, 27, the youngest of seven children, has only met Barack twice in his life. He lives in Kenya and was in the news most recently for being arrested on suspicion of marijuana possession.

George’s memoir, tentatively called Homeland, will detail his fall into crime and poverty as a teen and his rise up in community organizing and advocacy for the poor.

"Even had George Obama not been our President's half brother, his story is moving and inspirational," Simon & Schuster publisher and VP David Rosenthal said. "It is an object lesson in survival, selflessness and courage."

According to one source, George’s story was worth six figures to Simon & Schuster – a lot of money for a man who reportedly lives in a shack and earns a dollar a day.


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