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Barack Obama Is Reportedly Writing His Memoir on Marlon Brando's Private Island
The late actor's Tetiaroa atoll in French Polynesia is now a luxury resort.
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When former President Barack Obama arrived on a private island in French Polynesia formerly owned by Marlon Brando earlier this month, speculation about his plans was immediate. (Where were Michelle, Malia, and Sasha? And without Richard Branson, who would be his kitesurfing buddy?). Now it's clear why he wanted such a quiet setting: Obama is using the island to write his White House memoir, the Washington Post reports.

The former president landed on the island of Tahiti on March 16 before traveling to the late actor's privately owned retreat Tetiaroa atoll, which is now a luxury, eco-friendly, resort called the Brando. Room rates reportedly start at $2,150 per night.

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The Academy Award-winning actor bought the island in the 1960s, after visiting it to film Mutiny on the Bounty with his future wife, Tarita Teriipaia.


Marlon Brando with his future wife in Tahiti

Obama is planning to return to Tetiaroa for an extended stay to begin writing his White House memoir, the Post reports. The former president and his wife secured a $65 million advance from Penguin Random House for their separate memoirs, and the former first lady is not expected to join him in the South Pacific.

"She’s got one daughter to get off to college, another is a [sophomore] in high school. All of that comes first," Tina Tchen, her White House chief of staff, tells the Post. "Now she will also be working on the book and still keeping up her engagement with the community, as she always has."

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This story originally appeared on Townandcountry.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.


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