Anthony Fauci will reflect on long career in new memoir ‘On Call,’ out in June

Dr. Anthony Fauci is scheduled to publish a memoir in June that will chronicle his long career as an infectious disease expert and the pandemic that made him famous, from HIV/AIDS to the COVID-19 pandemic that made him famous. The content is a look back at the many infectious disease outbreaks that Japan has faced.

Viking announced Thursday that Fauci’s “On Call: A Physician’s Journey in Public Service” will be published on June 18.

“My hope is that this memoir will serve as a personal document to help us better understand the difficult challenges we have faced in public health over the past 40 years,” Fauci said in a statement published by Viking on Thursday. said in a statement. “We also want to encourage people, especially young people, to consider a career in public health or public service.”

Mr. Fauci is 83 years old. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases He worked for nearly 40 years at the National Institutes of Health and served as President Biden’s chief medical adviser until his retirement in 2022.

Fauci has served under seven presidents, including Ronald Reagan, but is best known for his time under Donald Trump, when he and the White House were at odds over how to respond to the coronavirus. They often clashed.

Dr. Anthony Fauci’s memoir is scheduled to be published in June. Getty Images

Millions of people saw Fauci, with his raspy voice and straight-talking style, as the government’s trusted figurehead in the midst of a pandemic.

But he will become increasingly alienated from President Trump, who favors a faster return to normal life and advocates unproven treatments.

Since then, Republicans and anti-vaxxers have relentlessly criticized him on a wide range of issues, including Sen. Rand Paul’s “Deception: The Great COVID Cover-up” and Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s “The Real.” , has written a book attacking him. Anthony Fauci. ”

Fauci has been embroiled in controversy before.

In the 1980s, the activist group ACT UP criticized Fauci’s indifferent response to the AIDS epidemic.

But he won the hearts of many critics by meeting with members of ACT UP and agreeing to demands such as having people with HIV serve on research committees and speeding up the process of finding a cure. .

Fauci helped develop it during President George W. Bush’s administration. Pefar, The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.

In 2008, President Bush awarded Fauci the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his “efforts to advance the understanding and treatment of HIV/AIDS.”

Financial terms of Fauci’s memoir were not disclosed.

He is represented by Washington state attorney Robert Barnett, whose clients include President George W. Bush, former presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton.