August 30, 2014

Walker working on memoirs

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is working on a book about his life and struggles in office. The story will be published later this year in a book currently titled “Unintimidated: A Governor’s Story and a Nation’s Challenge.”

The book is being published by the Sentinel Imprint of Penguin Group and will be co-written by former President George W. Bush’s speechwriter, Marc Thiessen.

According to Publisher Adrian Zachkeim, the book will tell “the dramatic story of how one brave leader drove real change in his state, and what the rest of the country can learn from him.”

Zackheim describes the book as “not just a memoir — it’s a call to action.”

The book is expected to focus heavily on Walker’s efforts to eliminate a $3.6 billion dollar budget deficit, which included a controversial bill that virtually eliminated collective bargaining privileges for most public employee unions in Wisconsin. The move sparked historic protests at the State Capitol and made the first term governor a hero among Republicans across the country, who gave him millions of dollars to help survive a recall election last June.

The book will likely help Walker increase his national profile, as he considers a possible presidential bid for 2016.