Some time next year, we'll be able to put aside the grim reality of today's America and snuggle up in bed with Barack and Michelle Obama...'s memoirs.
Penguin Random House announced that after a lengthy bidding war between publishers, they will be publishing two separate books from Barack and Michelle Obama.
Terms of the deal have not been announced, but the Financial Times estimates the Obamas will receive over $60 million for their books.
Penguin Random House obviously knows a lot of people want to know what the former POTUS and FLOTUS think. (Former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton received $10 million and $15 million for their books, respectively.)
And while $60 million is a huge amount of money, President Obama does have a proven track record. He's already written three bestsellers: his memoir Dreams From My Father, The Audacity of Hope (2006), and children's book Of Thee I Sing (2010).
"We are absolutely thrilled to continue our publishing partnership with President and Mrs. Obama," Markus Dohle, the CEO of Penguin Random House, said in a statement.
"With their words and their leadership, they changed the world, and every day, with the books we publish at Penguin Random House, we strive to do the same. Now, we are very much looking forward to working together with President and Mrs. Obama to make each of their books global publishing events of unprecedented scope and significance."
No publication date has been given yet, but the books are likely to come out sometime next year.
So next time you're feeling nostalgic for a time when the country wasn't being run by a Cheeto in a power tie, just remember: It's just a matter of time before you can once again feel the hope only the Obamas can inspire.