Another potential 2016-er inks book deal
April 30th, 2013
09:40 AM ET
10 years ago

Another potential 2016-er inks book deal

(CNN) – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who may be eyeing a run for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, has landed a deal to chronicle a "full and frank look at his public and private life" in a book set for release next year.

The yet-untitled memoir, announced by publisher Harper Collins on Tuesday, will start with the Democrat's upbringing in Queens and detail the influence of his father Mario Cuomo, who also served as New York governor. He'll also discuss his government service as the U.S. housing secretary, and as the Empire State's attorney general and governor, according to a release.

He'll delve into some of his high-profile decisions in Albany, like signing a same-sex marriage law and enacting strict new gun control measures.

His is one of several books coming in the next year from potential 2016 presidential candidates. Earlier this month, Simon and Schuster announced an upcoming volume from Hillary Clinton detailing her years as secretary of state. The publishing house said Clinton's book would be the "ultimate book for people who are interested in world affairs and America's place in the world today."

Both Clinton and Cuomo were represented by Washington lawyer Robert Barnett in their book deal negotiations. Financial terms were not disclosed for either politician.

Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin is also working on a book with former George W. Bush speechwriter Marc Thiessen. The project will be published by Sentinel, a conservative imprint of Penguin Books.

The New York Times first reported Cuomo's new book deal on Monday.

CNN's Kevin Liptak contributed to this report.

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soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. CuomoIsaCrook

    As a born and raised New Yorker, I can honestly say that if this crook, corrupt, cheat ends up president, I'm not just leaving ny, I'm leaving the country. This man has made a career out of throwing people under the bus and taking care of his fat cat friends.

    April 30, 2013 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  2. The Real Tom Paine


    As a born and raised New Yorker, I can honestly say that if this crook, corrupt, cheat ends up president, I'm not just leaving ny, I'm leaving the country. This man has made a career out of throwing people under the bus and taking care of his fat cat friends.
    Al D'Amato supporter, maybe? He set the standard, not Cuomo. What fat cat friends has Cuomo helped?

    April 30, 2013 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  3. Sniffit

    Not interested. I don't read any of these idiotic books from politicians who think some ghost-written 300+/- page self-aggrandizing advertisement for their next campaign is at all interesting to me. You can find the facts about them, their actions, their beliefs, their decisions, etc., for yourself, without the rosey filter applied by some publishing company that's trying to make a buck off it all. They're usually poorly written and read like an 8th grade homework assignment anyway.

    April 30, 2013 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  4. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    You have to wonder if they are in the news just to sell the book that they are working on or if the book is being done to promote the political campaign.

    April 30, 2013 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  5. Alan

    Governor Cuomo, PLEASE RUN!...While I supported Hillary not Obama in 2008, no thanks to Harry "In Search Light" Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Howard "Yee Haw" Dean and CNN jamming him down our throats and missing an opportunity for experience to guide the country or voting for Obama in 2012 because the alternative scared the life out of me...Hillary has served her country with World Class Professionalism and is done..being in her senior years like McCain was in 2008 when he blew his chance in selecting a joke for a VP candidate in Palin. You are young, intelligent and clearly a leader destined to return this country to its greatness of the Clinton and before that Regan era's. I'm in California and would be one of the first to sign up to volunteer on your campaign..please keep us from the right winger zealots like Rand Paul and this crackpot 1st timer Cruz oh yeah, and the Florida Senator who cant seem to even get his own nationality immigrated to have enough people to vote for him..Thank you.

    April 30, 2013 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  6. Alan

    To fellow New Yorkers (my father was born in Brookyln)...all politicians are crooks because they take NRA money and vote against 90% of the country out of fear of losing their jobs. All of Congress are crooks, like Boehner, McConnell, Ryan and Kaplan, when they spend our tax payer dollars on their salaries and then hold committee hearings on stuff they are interested in rather than voting on jobs bills, closing tax loop holes for Big Oil and the Rich. Using your philosophy, and mine..we would need leaders like Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Steve Jobs, may god rest his soul, to step down to the lower level salary requirements while at the same time, stepping up to the responsibility of making decisions to better this country like those they've made to better their corporations. Maybe the very same people Presidents end up going to for advice on how to better the economy should be given the job of doing that and those who take bribes, donations and sell out the American voter should take over the corporations..'SWITCH'...while corporate profits would suffer, the American Public would flourish for a that's an innovative idea!

    April 30, 2013 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |