Fauci memoir planned for June release

Former chief White House medical adviser Anthony Fauci plans to release a memoir in June, reflecting on his long career as an infectious disease expert who served in multiple administrations.

Book publisher Viking announced Thursday the release of “On Call: A Doctor’s Journey in Public Service.” The 496-page book will be published June 18.

Fauci served under seven presidents, beginning in the Reagan administration. He was the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health for almost four decades.

He became a lightning rod for conservative criticism during the Trump administration over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

“I hope that this memoir will serve as a personalized document for the reader to understand better the daunting challenges that we have faced in public health over the past 40 years,” Fauci said in a statement released Thursday by Viking, according to The Associated Press. “I would also like to inspire younger individuals in particular to consider careers in public health and public service.”

The Hill has reached out to Viking for further comment.

During his time in the George W. Bush administration, Fauci contributed significantly to the development of PEPFAR, the former president’s plan for AIDS relief. Bush honored Fauci in 2008 with a Presidential Medal of Freedom for his work in the program.

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