Former Lansing resident pens book on Obama

Obama in 2000

Former Lansing Michigan author Edward “Ted” McClelland has written a new book “Young Mr. Obama: Chicago and the Making of a Black President”. McClelland who grew up in Lansing and attended Sexton High School has added a significant piece to the lore of President Obama in his new book. The author will sign copies of his new book and do a reading at Everybody Reads on Michigan Avenue Saturday, October 23 at noon.

McClelland who now lives in Chicago where he first met the president as he undertook his unsuccessful 2000 run for elected office has written three previous books of non-fiction. The author recently posted a piece on Huffington Post about his encounter with Obama. Listen to an interview McClelland conducted with the candidate here. And read more about the book here.

Bill Castanier has been an award-wining weekly newspaper editor, advertising and public relations executive in his 40 year career. In addition, he has been an executive with a newspaper trade association and founded Michigan’s first technology association, I-TE@M. He writes a weekly newspaper feature on Michigan authors and is on the Board of the Kerrytown BookFest and the Michigan Notable Book Awards. He has the only daily blog on Michigan literature (Mittenlit) and founded Spartanpodcast.com.

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