Hillary Clinton book coming in 2014
April 4th, 2013
08:44 AM ET
2 years ago

Hillary Clinton book coming in 2014

(CNN) – Hillary Clinton is coming back to your bookshelves.

The former secretary of state – and potential candidate for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination – inked a deal with Simon & Schuster to write a book "sharing key decisions and experiences as secretary of state," the publisher announced Thursday.

Clinton's book doesn't have a title yet, but will be released in 2014. Washington lawyer Robert Barnett represented her to publishers, though financial details of her book deal weren't immediately available.

Clinton was reportedly paid $8 million to author her last title, Living History.

"Hillary Clinton has redefined the meaning of 'trailblazer' in every phase of her career on the world stage, as First Lady, Senator, Secretary of State, and notably, as an author," said Simon & Schuster president and CEO Carolyn Reidy.

The book will "use a number of dramatic moments during Secretary Clinton's tenure as Secretary of State to frame her thoughts about the recent history of U.S. foreign policy and the urgent, ongoing need for American leadership in a changing world," a press release from Simon & Schuster read, listing the death of Osama bin Laden, the overthrow of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and the Arab spring as topics for Clinton's writing.

"Throughout, Secretary Clinton will offer vivid personal anecdotes and memories of her collaboration with President Obama and his National Security team, as well as her engagement with leaders around the world," the release read.

Clinton reemerged on the public stage Tuesday, two months after leaving the State Department. She spoke at an event in Washington honoring women leaders from around the world. Looking refreshed and wearing her hair shorter, Clinton received a huge ovation from the friendly crowd.

Her reentry into public speeches will also include a speech Friday at the Women in the World summit at New York City's Lincoln Center. She'll make remarks just before a panel discussion led by her daughter Chelsea. She'll also speak at paid engagements later this spring in Texas and Michigan.

The spate of events comes amid continued speculation on Clinton's intentions in the 2016 presidential race.


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soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    A book release can only mean one thing.

    April 4, 2013 09:05 am at 9:05 am |
  2. Rudy NYC

    I just realized that Sarah Palin must think that she's the right wing's equivalent to Hillary Clinton.

    April 4, 2013 09:06 am at 9:06 am |
  3. Guest

    How I lied about Benghazi and walked away .....should be page turner!

    April 4, 2013 09:16 am at 9:16 am |
  4. Papaw Nick

    Will she tell all? Why politics was worth keeping an adultrous husband? Will she tell about the Lybian deaths? The people who will interview her will not ask hard, deep questions. They will keep kissing the Clintons behind as the media has a love affair with Bill.

    April 4, 2013 09:18 am at 9:18 am |
  5. James Bond

    Guest, what about cheneys book, and his inability to find a flaw in his character. he said he would do it all over again, that is a sombering statement, which leaves ugly questions. do you not realize the unbelievable damage you did to this country, let alone theirs, money, he wouldnt give it up for anyone or anything. guest here is your chance to tell us why you cant bennghazi go, anf yet remain steadfast silence on iraq. you have zero credibilty, grow up loser

    April 4, 2013 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  6. Larry L

    @Guest

    How I lied about Benghazi and walked away .....should be page turner!
    ====================================
    "The Handbook for Confronting Right-Wing Conspiracy Theorists Oblivious To Facts" would be more appropriate. I'll bet you're still a "birther".

    April 4, 2013 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  7. Wake up People!

    @Rudy.

    Come on now Rudy..... Surely you jest???? She's thought THAT since 2008, and still does. Actually she thinks she's superior, because she's better looking. Listen to the idiots that think she's great. They're always talking about how old Hillary looks. I wouldn't care if Hillary looked as old as Mother Theresa, she has more brains in her left butt cheek than Sarah has in her entire botoxed, surgically enhanced body.

    April 4, 2013 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  8. Name lynn

    I dont read books an not hillary clinton she just have my vote if hillary run for president seat no books.

    April 4, 2013 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  9. Rudy NYC

    Wake UP People wrote:

    Come on now Rudy..... Surely you jest???? She's thought THAT since 2008, and still does. Actually she thinks she's superior, because she's better looking. Listen to the idiots that think she's great. They're always talking about how old Hillary looks. I wouldn't care if Hillary looked as old as Mother Theresa, she has more brains in her left butt cheek than Sarah has in her entire botoxed, surgically enhanced body.
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    I was both jesting and serious. Palin is trying to invigorate a 2016 campaign of her own. I believe she sees herself as the best counterpunch to a Clinton2016 nomination. Woman vs. Woman.

    And, I don't think Democrats should dismiss Clinton's age to the point where they do not have an alternate candidate.

    April 4, 2013 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  10. Wake up People!

    R.I.F.......Reading is Fundamental.

    April 4, 2013 10:21 am at 10:21 am |