Wednesday, May 3, 2017
What an Inspiration this Man Is!
"Barack Obama does not seem to be missing the pressures of the White House. The latest sighting of the former US president was on board a luxury yacht in French Polynesia, where his party also included his wife Michelle, Bruce Springsteen, Oprah Winfrey and Tom Hanks. The group were said to have boarded the Rising Sun, a 450ft yacht owned by David Geffen, the billionaire entertainment mogul, for an island-hopping tour of an archipelago west of Tahiti... The trip was due to end at The Brando, a luxury hotel on the island of Tetiaroa once owned by Marlon Brando, where Mr Obama has spent the past three weeks working on his memoirs. An auction for the rights to two forthcoming books by Mr and Mrs Obama is said to have surpassed $US60 million, smashing all previous records for memoirs of post-White House life... The Rising Sun is the world's 11th largest yacht and is worth an estimated $US300m." (Life's plain sailing for the Obamas, Rhys Blakely, The Times/The Australian, 18/4/17)