Dr. Anthony Fauci will release a book on COVID and appear in a new Disney-backed documentary despite being accused of multiple flip-flops about the virus
It was announced on Tuesday that the 80-year-old infectious disease expert will publish a tome titled “Expect the Unexpected: Ten Lessons on Truth, Service, and the Way Forward.” It will be released on November 2 by National Geographic Books.
Details of the top arts deal with the publisher have not been made public, so it’s unclear how much he can get for the work. Both Barnes & Noble and Amazon have listed the 80-page book for pre-order for the price of $18.
Meanwhile, Fauci will also be the subject of a new “Disney-backed biopic” documentary to be released later this year.
Documentary makers reportedly followed Fauci throughout 2020, capturing footage of him at the forefront of the coronavirus pandemic. Emails obtained by The Washington Post Tuesday revealing ex-Disney boss Bob Iger was “extremely supportive” of the project when it launched early last year.
It’s also unclear whether Fauci could benefit from that film, but the two new projects show what he looks like as a prominent public figure even after the pandemic is over.
Fauci is currently the highest paid federal employee in the country, earning $417,608 a year as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. In comparison, the US president gets $400,000 a year.
Dr. Anthony Fauci will release a book on COVID and appear in a Disney-backed documentary despite being accused of multiple flip-flops about the virus
Fauci’s upcoming book will consist of interviews he conducted during his 34-year stint as director of the NIAID.
An overview of the book reads: “Before becoming the face of the White House’s Coronavirus Task Force and America’s most trusted physician, Dr. Fauci has been dedicated to public service for three decades.
“Those seeking a more compassionate and purposeful life will find inspiration in their unique take on leadership, expect the unexpected and find joy in difficult times.”
The summary further reads: ‘The heartfelt reflections on these pages will provide a universal message on how to lead in times of crisis and find resilience in the face of disappointments and obstacles’.
It’s unclear how receptive Americans will be to Fauci’s book. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo released a book late last year on the COVID-19 pandemic, which he says was a “sales disaster.” The new republic.
Cuomo — who received a $5.1 million advance for his book — was accused of cashing in on the pandemic.
Fauci has been criticized for flipping masks and rejecting the idea that COVID-19 came from a lab in Wuhan, China — and that claim is now seen as increasingly credible.
Fauci will also be the subject of a new “Disney-backed biopic” to be released in late 2021. Filmmakers followed the doctor for much of last year as he was at the forefront of the COVID pandemic
Fauci became a household name as a member of Trump’s White House Coronavirus Task Force. His upcoming projects show how he seems to remain a fixture in American public life even after the pandemic is over. He is pictured on March 21, 2020
The book is one of many books about Fauci that will hit the shelves in the coming months.
A children’s picture book about the expert, entitled ‘Dr. Fauci: How a Boy from Brooklyn Became America’s Doctor’, is scheduled for release on June 28.
It is based on interviews the author, Kate Messner, conducted with Fauci herself.
Meanwhile, the Fauci documentary will air on National Geographic later this year.
Emails obtained by The Washington Post on Tuesday reveal that ex-Disney boss Bob Iger was “extremely supportive” of the Fauci documentary
The channel – which is owned by The Walt Disney Company – has not announced a broadcast date.
Emmy winners John Hoffman and Janet Tobias directed the film.
Academy Award winner Dan Cogan and two-time Academy Award nominee Liz Garbus were the producers.
A children’s book has been written about the life of Dr. Anthony Fauci, which will be released in June
Life on the A-list! Fauci was pictured at the annual Kennedy Center Honors last week with singer-songwriter Joan Baez