EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer will hold a series of book signings in Rhode Island and Massachusetts next month as he rolls out his memoir.
Along the way, a documentary film crew will follow Spicer, who grew up in Rhode Island and still has family in the state.
Spicer told Eyewitness News the book signings will be held at locations in Cranston, Middletown, Seekonk and his hometown of Barrington.
Spicer served as the acting White House communications director and press secretary during the first seven months of Donald Trump’s presidency. In his new book, “The Briefing,” which will be released on July 24, Spicer will give a behind-the-scenes look at his time at the White House.
According to the website for Regnery Publishing, “The Briefing” will reveal “the truth behind some of the biggest news stories of our time.” The summary says:
“His every word was scrutinized. Every movement was parodied. Every detail became a meme.
And that’s just the public side.
Behind the scenes, things were almost as difficult in an administration plagued by leaks that frustrated and angered both Spicer and the president. Not to mention the extraordinary pressures on Spicer’s family and his faith.”
Spicer said he’ll be in Rhode Island signing his book within days of its launch.
“Rhode Island is a very special place for me and my family,” Spicer told Eyewitness News. “There’s a lot in the book about growing up in Rhode Island and the importance of the state in making me who I am, and I look forward to sharing that with friends and family when I get back in the state.”
The announced local book tour dates are:
- Middletown, RI—Friday, July 27, Barnes and Noble
- Barrington, RI—Saturday, July 28, Barrington Books
- Seekonk, MA— Saturday, July 28, BJ’s Seekonk
- Cranston, RI— Saturday, July 28, Barrington Books
- Barrington, RI— Saturday, July 28, Private launch party & signing
The tour also includes stops in places like New York and Washington, D.C.
Spicer said the documentary film crew following him on his book tour does not yet have a release date set for the project. The New York Times also reported this week that Spicer is filming a pilot for a TV talk show.