Women’s soccer star and anti-Trump crusader Megan Rapinoe signed a major book deal this week; making national headlines weeks ago by refusing to meet the President of the United States and protesting the US anthem.
“Now, Ms. Rapinoe, a captain of the United States women’s soccer team, will transfer that message into a book. The untitled project, acquired by Penguin Press and expected to be out in fall 2020, will include anecdotes from Ms. Rapinoe’s life, said the Penguin Press president and editor in chief Ann Godoff, who made the deal, but its message will go beyond sports,” reports the New York Times.
“A lot of women, great women soccer players, have written memoirs,” Ms. Godoff said. “Megan has a different platform.”
“She’s just operating from this very honest and straightforward and ‘This is who I am’ place,” she added. “I think that’s what many people aspire to.”
US Women’s Soccer Star Megan Rapinoe publicly protested the US national anthem during last month’s victory parade in New York City; refusing to salute the flag as a member of the NYPD sang the ‘Star-Spangled Banner.’
The controversial athlete unloaded on President Trump during an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper Tuesday night; saying the Commander-in-Chief was excluding minorities and other groups with his ‘Make America Great Again’ slogan.
“Protest is not comfortable, ever,” Rapinoe told Cooper. “It’s going to make people uncomfortable, it’s going to cause people to look inwards and question everything they thought that they knew.”
Read the full report at the New York Times.