Updated 2:45 p.m. ET, 3/19/2014
(CNN) – Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made light-hearted comments Wednesday about the process of writing her upcoming book during a short speech at the Association of American Publishers annual meeting in New York.
The potential presidential contender said her book, which is set to release in June, will focus on her experiences at the State Department, as well as 21st century challenges that range from "Crimea to climate change."
Still considering titles for the book, Clinton pointed to a Washington Post contest in which the news outlet asked readers to submit suggestions for the name of her upcoming piece.
One of her favorites was "It Takes a World," which she said would be a "fitting sequel" to her 1996 book "It Takes a Village." Another suggestion, "Bossy Pantsuit," plays off her self-described love of actress Tina Fey, who penned the 2011 memoir "Bossypants."
"Although we can no longer say one of those words," Clinton said, drawing laughs. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg recently launched a campaign to ban the word "bossy," saying it could undermine girls and discourage them from leading.
Perhaps her favorite, though, was one submission that spins off the frequent scrutiny of Clinton's hairstyles: "The Scrunchie Chronicles: 112 Countries and It's Still All About My Hair."
"That actually is a keeper," Clinton joked. "That's on the short list."
Her new book will add to a list of other published books by the former first lady and U.S. senator, including her 2004 memoir "Living History," "It Takes a Village" and "An Invitation To The White House: At Home With History" (2000).
She's also the author of a 1998 children's book: "Dear Socks, Dear Buddy: Kids' Letters to the First Pets."
In her remarks, Clinton described some lessons she's learned about publishing, and she fought back against critics who claimed she didn't actually write "It Takes a Village."
She said she writes everything out in long-hand and has a messy collection of papers to prove it.
"If you did see my study at home, you would think it was an episode from 'The Hoarders.' The notes, the pages, the drafts–It is amazing," she said. "I now have barrels and barrels of old drafts in case anybody wants to see them again."
Talking about the number of editors who sort through her material, Clinton said "the biggest challenge is deciphering my husband's writing when he decides to put his two cents in."
Another big lesson she's learned, she said, is to check the foreign translations after the books publish.
She said the official version that was released in China omitted a major speech she delivered in China in 1996 when she called the country out on its record against human rights.
On a lighter note, she said when Bill Clinton's book, "My Life," came out in 2004, a pirated version of the book in China messed up the first sentence. The original line stated that Clinton was born "under a clear sky after a violent summer storm in a town called Hope."
But the pirated Chinese version, she said, reads: "The town of Hope, where I was born, has very good Feng Shui."
While making her speech to AAP, Clinton plugged the program "First Book," a nonprofit campaign that aims to give more books to low-income children. She argued the country's inequality problems stem from an education gap between low-income families and the middle-class that's rooted in a massive "book gap."
"This disadvantage in turn creates an achievement gap down the road," she said.
CNN's Rachel Streitfeld contributed to this report.