New books about Texas Gov. Rick Perry coming

NEW YORK (AP) - Rick Perry has the book world’s attention.

The Texas governor and recently declared GOP presidential candidate is the subject of new book by James C. Moore, co-author of the anti-George W. Bush best-seller “Bush’s Brain,” and Texas political consultant Jason Stanford.

Metropolitan Books, an imprint of Henry Holt and Company, announced Tuesday that “Adios Mofo: Why Rick Perry Will Make America Miss George W. Bush” is scheduled for early 2012.

According to Metropolitan, the authors have “deep contacts with numerous operatives in the Perry campaign” and will present the governor as an “ideologue with scant interest or success in governing.”

The book’s title comes from remarks Perry made in 2005 after a television interview with a Houston reporter. Perry, who later apologized, said he was unaware the microphone was still on.

Also Tuesday, Crown announced an e-book on the governor will come out next week. “Rick Perry and his Eggheads,” by Sasha Issenberg, is an inside account of Perry’s successful 2006 re-election campaign and the academics who analyzed it. The e-book is based on Issenberg’s “The Victory Lab,” due in the fall of 2012.

Meanwhile, a book by Perry himself received a sales bump after he announced his candidacy Saturday.

The hardcover of “Fed Up!” moved into the top 400 on Amazon.com and is out of stock until Friday. The conservative policy book was released last year by Little, Brown and Company. Its foreword is by Newt Gingrich, one of Perry’s rivals for the Republican nomination.

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