Game of Thrones isn’t the only big HBO show that is coming to an end this Spring. Veep will launch its final season this Sunday after a small hiatus. The critically-acclaimed Julia Louis-Dreyfus comedy follows presidential hopeful Selina Meyer as she navigates a complicated and unwelcoming political world. And fans of the show will be delighted to hear that one of the best running gags is now a reality.
Selina Meyer’s official autobiography A Woman First: First Woman was a major plotline in Season 6 when Meyer tries to launch the book in the midst of several personal scandals. As expected, the book received negative reviews and no one paid attention to it because they were focused on her many scandals.
The book that inspired this plot line is now a real thing. Written by the series’ showrunner David Mandel and executive producer Billy Kimball (though credited as Selina Meyer), the book chronicles Meyer’s life from her upbringing in Maryland to her job as Vice President and later President. The book describes itself as “an intimate first-person account of the public and private lives of Selina Meyer, America’s first female president that we know of.”
Mandel and Kimball wrote the book as a bit of a jab towards the many books put out by presidential hopefuls:
“They’re never as revealing as you want them to be and certainly never quite as well-written as you want to be. And there’s a real art form to that terrible plaintive writing, in the sense of how badly these people want to run for president and they’re trying to tell you what they think you want to know and what you might want to elect. I think Selina’s book lives up to the finest worst candidate autobiographies ever.”
You can order A Woman First on Amazon now.
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