Dr. Anthony Fauci has sold a memoir to the same book imprint behind Barack and Michelle Obama’s blockbuster tomes, publishing insiders exclusively tell Page Six.
An insider told us that “there was a two-week auction,” and they speculated that Fauci’s proposed book was picked up for “just under $5 million.”
The source said Fauci reached the deal with Penguin Random House’s Crown imprint, which was behind the former First Lady’s best-seller “Becoming” and President Obama’s “A Promised Land.”
We hear that the upcoming memoir will cover Fauci’s life “from Brooklyn to COVID.”
Fauci grew up above his family’s pharmacy in Dyker Heights and became a household name as White House chief medical advisor during the coronavirus pandemic.
We hear that Fauci was repped in the deal by Washington, DC, superlawyer Robert Barnett — the publishing powerbroker who has inked past book deals for the Obamas as well as Bill and Hillary Clinton, Andrew Cuomo, George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Nikki Haley, Mitch McConnell, Tony Blair and Queen Noor of Jordan, among others.
Reps did not immediately get back to us.
Crown previously has published books by other political figures such as Bernie Sanders and Andrew Yang, as well as Hollywood stars Matthew McConaughey and Seth Rogen.
Reports said when Fauci retired last year from the National Institutes of Health that he planned to write a memoir.
In 2021, Fauci published “Fauci: Expect the Unexpected: Ten Lessons on Truth, Service, and the Way Forward,” a compilation of interviews the infectious disease expert did for a documentary series.