Hillary Clinton's New Book Deal

Your News Companion by Ben Mathis-Lilley
April 4 2013 11:08 AM

Hillary Clinton Will Release a Memoir Just in Time for the Mid-Term Elections

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Hillary Clinton arrives on stage to address the Vital Voices Global Awards ceremony at the Kennedy Center in Washington on April 2, 2013

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Hillary Clinton fans won't have to wait until 2016 for something to get excited about:

She is working on a memoir and policy book about her years as secretary of state, Simon & Schuster told The Associated Press. The book has yet to be titled and is tentatively scheduled for June 2014. Financial terms were not disclosed. Clinton reportedly received $8 million for the 2003 memoir, "Living History," also published by Simon & Schuster. ...
According to Simon & Schuster, Clinton will write about everything from the killing of Osama bin Laden and the Arab Spring to China and climate change. She "will share her views as to what it takes for the United States to secure and sustain prosperity and global leadership. 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."
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The timing of the release means the former secretary of state and first lady will likely be criss-crossing the country during the mid-term elections, giving her ample opportunities to take the stump for Democrats as they try to retake the House and protect their advantage in the Senate. It's also a safe bet that political reporters and talking heads will draw any number of will-she-or-won't-she conclusions from the tea leaves that will be her book tour's itinerary.

Josh Voorhees is a Slate senior writer. He lives in Iowa City.