The Other Clinton Is Co-Writing A Novel With James Patterson, And Showtime Nabbed The Rights!

By Tori Preston | Industry | September 22, 2017 | Comments ()

By Tori Preston | Industry | September 22, 2017 |


Not to distract from Hillary’s own book, What Happened (which Hannah has so eloquently reviewed), but there is another Clinton who writes books… and his stuff is gonna get a TV adaptation!

Showtime has just acquired the rights to The President Is Missing, a thriller currently being co-written by the 42nd President of the United States, Bill Clinton, and bestselling author James Patterson. Due for release next year, the book tells the story of a sitting U.S. president who goes missing. You know, so it’ll be sorta aspirational. Here’s the book cover:


Apparently there was a bidding war around the TV rights, which makes sense — even though the book isn’t out, there’s no way it won’t be a hit. Patterson alone has more #1 ranking New York Times bestsellers to his name than any other single author. And while Bill has written a number of other non-fiction books, including My Life, this will be his first novel. In fact, it’ll be the first time a U.S. President has ever co-authored a thriller. At least until Stephen King 2020, amirite?

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