Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty has reached an agreement with Tyndale House Publishers to publish his new book. Known for publishing numerous biographies and memoirs that have achieved New York Times bestseller status, Tyndale plans to release Governor Pawlenty’s memoir in 2011.
“We are honored to publish this new book by Governor Tim Pawlenty, which will include his reflections on his life, his remarkable career, and his vision for America,” said Ron Beers, Senior Vice President and Group Publisher, Tyndale. The book is presently untitled.
Pawlenty was elected in 2002 to replace then-governor Jesse Ventura, and was re-elected in 2006, no small feat for a Republican in a state known for electing Democrats. Throughout his time as governor, Pawlenty has been gaining national recognition for his strong leadership and his purposeful commitment to service, fiscal restraint, and personal integrity.
In the face of a massive, $4.8 billion budget deficit, Pawlenty balanced the budget, cut runaway spending, reformed health care, improved education, and created an improved job climate for his state—all without raising taxes.
The book deal was negotiated by Governor Pawlenty’s literary agent, Rick Christian, founder and president of Colorado Springs–based Alive Communications, and assisted by Alive agent Joel Kneedler.
“Multiple publishers were interested in acquiring Governor Pawlenty’s book because it’s a great American success story of a leader who rose from the gritty streets of South Saint Paul to the highest office in his home state,” Christian said, noting that the memoir will detail the death of the Governor’s mother when he was just 16, to working his way through college and law school, to his successful strategy to balance a budget and rein in spending. “Tim Pawlenty will also share his unique perspective on our times, while taking readers back to values solidified during the Reagan-era foundation of his career in public service,” Christian said.