Jared Kushner, son-in-law of former U.S. President Donald Trump and a senior adviser in his administration, has a book deal, as the “definitive” recounting of Trump’s presidency. The book will be released early next year, according to publisher Broadside Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers specializing in conservative authors.
The publishers, announced that Kushner’s book will come out in early 2022. Kushner has begun working on the memoir, currently untitled, and is expected to write about everything from the Middle East to criminal justice reform to the pandemic. Broadside did not make financial terms of the agreement public. “His book will be the definitive, thorough recounting of the administration and the truth about what happened behind closed doors,” the publisher said. Kushner, 40, is married to the former president’s daughter, Ivanka Trump. Kushner was often at the center of the Trump administration’s policies — whether brokering the normalization of relationships between Israel and United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco — the so-called Abraham Accords — or playing a key role in a criminal justice bill passed by Congress in 2018. He has also been the subject of numerous controversies, whether for his financial dealings and potential conflicts of interest or for the administration’s widely criticized handling of COVID-19.
The signing of Kushner comes during an ongoing debate within the book industry over which Trump officials, notably Trump himself, can be taken on without starting a revolt at the publishing house.