Hachette Books Announces the Acquisition of a No-Holds-Barred Memoir from Outspoken Former New Jersey Governor, Presidential Candidate, and Trump-Transition Chair Chris Christie

New York, NY – July 18, 2018

Mauro DiPreta, VP and Publisher of Hachette Books, announced today the forthcoming publication of LET ME FINISH: Trump, the Kushners, Bannon, New Jersey, and the Power of In-Your-Face Politics (Hachette Books, 1/29/19), by former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Written with Ellis Henican, the book will be edited by Executive Editor Paul Whitlatch, who acquired North American rights in a deal with Mel Berger of William Morris Endeavor, and will be available in hardcover, eBook, and an audio edition by Hachette Audio.

For more than a decade, Chris Christie has been among the nation’s most prominent political figures—a household name, thanks to his canny instincts and in-your-face brand of politics. A 2016 presidential candidate, Christie became one of President Donald Trump’s earliest and loudest supporters—and very nearly became Trump’s vice president—only to find himself unceremoniously booted from the Trump transition after the election.

In LET ME FINISH, Christie will set the record straight about his dismissal—and what really went down in 2016 and 2017—revealing candid and surprising insights into the public and private Trump, drawn from fifteen years of close friendship, as well as Trump’s inner circle and Christie’s own political ascent, by turns triumphant and tumultuous.

Christie will also cover his years of fighting corruption in New Jersey as United States Attorney and his tumultuous two terms as Governor, breaking news on his upset election, his decision to skip the 2012 presidential race, Superstorm Sandy, and his landslide re-election. For the first time ever, he will reveal the full story behind the controversy known as Bridgegate.

In addition to unexpected Trump insights, Christie will offer his frank appraisals of Trump-world figures including Steve Bannon, Corey Lewandowski, Reince Priebus, Jeff Sessions, Paul Manafort, Kellyanne Conway, the Trump children, and son-in-law Jared Kushner, who never forgot that Christie, as a federal prosecutor, once sent his father Charles Kushner to federal prison. Packed with news-making revelations and told with an entertaining bluntness that few politicians can match, LET ME FINISH will be an essential lesson in Trump-era realpolitik.

“I’ve had a wild ride up till now—there’s no denying that,” Christie said. “But I have so much more to do for our country and so much more to say. LET ME FINISH is my first chance to begin to put it all out there.”

About Chris Christie:
Chris Christie is an American politician, former United States Attorney, and political commentator who served as the 55th Governor of New Jersey from 2010 to 2018. During his tenure, he chaired the Republican Governors Association and President Trump’s Opioid and Drug Abuse Commission. Christie became an ABC News contributor in 2018 after leaving office.

About Hachette Books:
Hachette Books is a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc., whose objective is to publish meaningful and provocative nonfiction. Hachette Books presents the leading writers in narrative nonfiction, business, science, history, health and wellness, pop culture, sports, and humor. Hachette Book Group is a leading trade publisher based in New York and a division of Hachette Livre, the third largest trade and educational publisher in the world.