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Dr Anthony Fauci has sold his memoir to Penguin Random House for $5million that will chronicle his life from being a Brooklyn schoolboy to the nation's Covid czar, according to a new report.
Fauci, 82, was the longtime head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases was the highest paid public official in the country - earning about $480,000 a year - which is more than the president.
According to Page Six, 'there was a two-week auction,' of bidders trying to snap up Fauci's latest book - which ended up being picked up for 'just under $5 million.'
The title or release date is not yet known - but it's set to be a biography of the doctor's life working within the federal government's National Institutes of Health.
This is not the first book Fauci has written off the back of the pandemic. In 2021, he released 'Expect the Unexpected: Ten Lessons on Truth, Service, and the Way Forward.'
Dr. Anthony Fauci (pictured in 2022) is set to release his memoirs, after selling the rights for $5million to Penguin Random House, according to a new report. It will chronicle his life, from being a schoolboy in Brooklyn to becoming the nation's Covid czar
Dr. Anthony Fauci attending the National AIDS Update Conference at the San Francisco Civic Auditorium on October 12, 1989. Penguin Random House's imprint, Crown, is believed to be the publishers who snapped up the Covid czar's memoir
It will follow his life - from when he joined the National Institutes of Health in 1968 after graduating with a medical degree from Cornell University, to how he became the face of the fight against coronavirus.
Fauci even lived above his family's pharmacy in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, as a child before deciding to also go down the route of medical practice.
He has advised every president since Ronald Regan on communicable diseases in his decades-long career, which he retired from in December.
Penguin Random House's imprint, Crown, is believed to be the publishers who snapped up the Covid czar's memoir. DailyMail.com has reached out for comment.
Crown is the publishing company who have been behind some of the world's biggest names' biographies and memoirs - including both Barack and Michelle Obama.
They published the Obamas' 'Becoming,' 'A Promised Land,' and 'The Light We Carry,' as well as Bernie Sanders' 'It's OK to be Angry About Capitalism,' and Tina Brown's British royal family expose 'The Palace Papers.'
It's also the publishing imprint that produced Volodymyr Zelensky's 'A Message from Ukraine,' compiling some of his most dramatic speeches from 2019 to 2022 during the outbreak of the war.
Fauci has advised every president since Ronald Regan on communicable diseases in his decades-long career, which he retired from in December
Fauci speaking at the III International AIDS Conference Washington DC, June 1987
Fauci lived above his family's pharmacy in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, as a child before deciding to also go down the route of medical practice. He joined the National Institutes of Health in 1968 after graduating with a medical degree from Cornell University
Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci as he arrives for a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Fauci's first book he published since the outbreak of Covid compiled interviews that he conducted during his 34-year stint as the director of the NIAID.
An overview of the book stated: 'Before becoming the face of the White House Coronavirus Task Force and America's most trusted doctor, Dr. Fauci had already devoted three decades to public service.
'Those looking to live a more compassionate and purposeful life will find inspiration in his unique perspective on leadership, expecting the unexpected, and finding joy in difficult times.'
A spokesperson from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the time told DailyMail.com that Fauci wouldn't be paid for the project.
Dr. Anthony Fauci's first book since the pandemic, which was released in 2021
This comes at a contentious time for Fauci. He is facing mounting criticism over his handling of the Covid pandemic - including accusations that he hid the possibility that the pandemic stemmed from a Wuham lab leak.
Earlier in March, top scientific advisors told Congress there's mounting evidence Covid leaked from the Wuhan lab and accused Dr Fauci of trying to cover up the claims because they didn't fit his narrative.
Experts, including a former Biden staffer and Donald Trump's CDC director, testified to the House subcommittee investigating COVID that taxpayer-funded gain-of-function likely caused the virus that came from the Chinese facility.
Republican Rep. Jim Jordan tore into Fauci for 'trying to cover his backside' over the lab leak claims, and Trump's CDC director Robert Redfield claimed the Biden COVID advisor ignored his concerns because 'they