Posted on 12/02/2021 at 10:30 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Two recently announced political candidates can both also boast of being bestselling authors.

Dr. Mehmet Oz, well-known for the television show bearing his name, said earlier this week that he would run as a Republican for a Pennsylvania U.S. Senate seat.

According to his publisher’s website, Oz has written eight New York Times bestselling books.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the political spectrum, voting rights activist Stacey Abrams declared she would again run for governor of Georgia.

Abrams, a Democrat, has reached the bestseller list for nonfiction works and fiction; she’s also an award-winning author of eight romantic suspense novels as Selena Montgomery.

And back to the center: musician Dolly Parton was chosen as one of People magazine’s 2021 People of the Year for her philanthropic efforts, which include the Imagination Library.

The book-donation program has given out almost 170 million books to children under five since it was established in 1995, according to People.

(Parton is also writing her first novel with James Patterson.)

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