Klobuchar memoir, ‘The Senator Next Door,’ to be published in August

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar is writing a memoir that will be published in August.

Such a book is de rigueur these days for aspiring politicians, and they generate publicity although often not many sales. And they don’t guarantee success on the presidential trail.

Former Congresswoman Michele Bachmann published “Core of Conviction” in 2011.

Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty wrote “Courage to Stand” in 2010.

And, of course, Barack Obama’s “The Audacity of Hope” came out soon before he began his presidential campaign in 2007. 

According to Klobuchar’s publisher, Henry Holt and Company, “The Senator Next Door” will come out Aug. 25. That’s not long, many note, after the Aug. 8 Iowa Straw Poll.

The publisher today said the book will be “optimistic, plainspoken and often very funny,” as it recounts her Minnesota upbringing, “her parents’ divorce, her father’s alcoholism and recovery, her political campaigns and Washington’s gridlock — with honesty, humor, and pluck.”

And, it will show how, as a U.S. Senator, “she has come to fashion her own political philosophy — one that puts partisan flame-throwing aside.”

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