Alice Marie Johnson has become a household name after Trump granted her clemency, following a meeting with Kim Kardashian. The grandmother served more than 20 years in prison for a first-time, non-violent drug offense. Last night, she was a guest of Trump at the State of the Union. Now she has announced she landed a book deal.
According to USA Today, her book “After Life: My Journey From Incarceration to Freedom” will be released May 21, “Film, television and ‘life rights’ were sold to Endeavor Content and One Community.” Kim Kardashian also wrote the forward. Johnson said in a statement, “I feel humbled that the telling of my story gives hope and my years of pain were not in vain.”
Kardashian also said in a statement, “My life has forever changed because of Alice Marie Johnson. Her story is a gift that will now reach so many millions more through her book and film. I hope Alice’s case is just the beginning of a movement to help those left behind. I am invested in continuing to support Alice and this cause.”
The financial details of her deals have not been revealed.
When the 63-year-old was released from prison, she told the press about Kardashian, “I’ve always called her my angel but then she turned into my war angel — because only war angels never give up. I mean, she has truly been relentless in her fight for me and to know a woman who has never met me who has embraced my story and taken me into her heart. This is not a publicity thing for her. Kim told me when she left that White House meeting that no matter how this turns out she would never stop fighting for me until I come home.”
In one of her first interviews, after being released she said to CNN about Trump, “I am going to make you proud that you gave me this second chance in life. And I will not disappoint the American public or the world that has so much faith in me. All I can say is thank you President Trump and I love you, President Trump.” CNN.com reports Johnson also said, “It means that someone finally saw me, someone finally heard me, someone had mercy on me — and that was President Trump, and so I’m so thankful for him and what he’s done.”
Watch her very first interview after she was released below: