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Penguin Will Publish Sequel to “Game Change”

Penguin will publish the sequel to the bestseller "Game Chang" written by John Heilemann, left, and Mark Halperin

John Heilemann, left, and Mark Halperin wrote Game Change

In Fall 2013, Penguin Press will release Double Down: Game Change 2012, the New York Times reports. The book is a follow-up to the bestseller Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime, which memorably chronicled the inner workings of the historic 2008 presidential campaign. Republican candidate for President, John McCain disputed Heilemann and Halperin’s version of events, with McCain’s running mate Sarah Palin dismissing the screen adaptation that aired on HBO as “Hollywood lies.”  Julianne Moore earned an Emmy Award for her performance as the 2008 Republican Vice-Presidential Candidate. HBO has optioned the sequel. Penguin publisher Ann Godoff told The Hollywood Reporter in a statement, “John Heilemann and Mark Halperin reinvented the campaign narrative with Game Change. Their new book Double Down will, of course, break news; but more importantly, it will create the lasting story of the 2012 race for the presidency.” With ICM recently partnering with DC literary agency Sagalyn, books about politics will likely continue to capture the attention of publishers.

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