Harvard law prof Sunstein and Steve Jobs bio author Isaacson were eyed for domestic policy shop

Obama domestic policy chief Cecilia Munoz, formerly head of White House intergovernmental affairs, is moving from her fine southeast corner office on the second floor of the West Wing all the way over to the northeast corner office.


(STEVE JOBS / Walter Isaacson/Simon & Schuster)

We’re hearing there were some other excellent names the White House looked at for the domestic policy job, including Harvard law professor Cass Sunstein, head of Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs and Broadcasting Board of Governors chairman Walter Isaacson, head of the Aspen Institute and author of the mega, mega, bestselling biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. (Before that, he wrote widely acclaimed bios of Einstein and Benjamin Franklin.)

How mega is the Jobs book? Numbers are hard to come by but sales in this country alone are estimated at more than 1.36 million, according to Nielsen BookScan. It’s been translated into dozens of languages, including Mongolian. Even at a few bucks a book for the author, that’s some serious money. Then there are the e-books and the paperback and the movie and the television series.

Al Kamen, an award-winning columnist on the national staff of The Washington Post, created the “In the Loop” column in 1993.

politics

Success! Check your inbox for details. You might also like:

Please enter a valid email address

See all newsletters

Comments
Show Comments
Most Read

politics

Success! Check your inbox for details.

See all newsletters