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

By Tori Preston | Industry | September 22, 2017 |

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?

Tori Preston is deputy editor of Pajiba. She rarely tweets here but she promises she reads all the submissions for the "Ask Pajiba (Almost) Anything" column at [email protected].

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