San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro Writing an Autobiography

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Fresh off his Pre-K 4 SA win, we learn today that rising star Julian Castro is writing an autobiography that will be on bookshelves by the 2014 midterm elections.

Castro has teamed with the New York-based Little, Brown and Co. publisher. “We think Julián has a very universal story, filled with drama, struggle and achievement and it will appeal to a wide range of readers across the country,” Little, Brown spokeswoman Nicole Dewey said in an email to Josh Baugh of the San Antonio Express News. “We have plans for a major national marketing and publicity campaign.”

Brown and Co. has already given Castro an advance for the book, but Castro won't discuss any more details. Smart – Castro is doing a lot of very good work in San Antonio and he probably doesn't want any national distractions interfering with his work.

I'm looking forward to this book, and I don't often read political autobiographies because of their risk for self-aggrandizement. Castro gave an awesome speech at the DNC, and then he went home and won a campaign for a slightly higher tax that will give 30,000 San Antonio kids pre-K and change their lives entirely.

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Ben Sherman

Ben Sherman has been a BOR staff writer since 2011. A graduate of the University of Texas, Ben has worked on campaigns, in political consulting, and has written for other news outlets like Think Progress. Ben considers campaign finance reform the fundamental challenge of our time because it distorts almost every other issue in American politics.

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