Emeritus Senior Minister (ESM) Goh Chok Tong revealed on social media yesterday (5 June) that the Chinese edition of his authorised biography is also selling well.
Written by former Straits Times journalist Peh Shing Huei, the authorised biography entitled ‘Tall Order: The Goh Chok Tong Story’ covers Mr Goh’s life until the point he becomes the nation’s second Prime Minister in 1990.
A second part is expected to cover the rest of the ESM’s life and career after he succeeded founding PM Lee Kuan Yew to become head of Government.
The English edition of the biography, which was released late last year, garnered immense hype after excerpts covering Mr Goh’s thoughts on Lee Kuan Yew, his family members and veteran opposition figures were released online.
Earlier, ESM Goh revealed that his publisher told him that over 20,000 copies of the English edition of the biography have been sold.
Thanking ESM Goh his biographer for doing “a great job in writing Tall Order as an easy-to-read story of my life and political journey up to 1990,” the ruling party politician confirmed that Mr Peh will start on the second part of the biography, next year.
The Chinese edition of the biography’s first volume has since been released. In less than two weeks since the biography became available in bookstores, the Chinese edition has sold over 1,000 copies.
In his latest update on the biography, ESM Goh wrote: “Understand that more than 1,000 copies of the Chinese edition of Tall Order have been sold since its appearance in the book shops. Publisher is also reaching out to the PRC and Taiwanese market. Now working on second volume which is expected to be out next year.”
Understand that more than 1,000 copies of the Chinese edition of Tall Order have been sold since its appearance in the…