Posted on 04/02/2021 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

There’s nothing tame about today’s political-book news.

John Boehner, who capped his time as a US representative for Ohio with five years as speaker of the House, has released a preview of sorts of his book On the House.

Politico magazine has an essay, titled “Panic Rooms, Birth Certificates and the Birth of GOP Paranoia,” that is adapted from the full book.

On the House is a behind-the-scenes look at the action in Washington, D.C., and comes out April 13.

And speaking of behind the scenes … New York Governor Andrew Cuomo finally released documents related to his book deal to the Buffalo News.

Literary Hub notes that the Buffalo News had requested them back in August 2020, but coincidentally, aides didn’t find the documents until right before the New York Times released an exposé on the writing and selling of the book.

American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the Covid-19 Pandemic was a $4 million deal, according to these documents, which don’t provide information on royalties.

The reports also uncover some ethics questions, which you can read more about at Lit Hub.

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