Hillary Clinton’s New Memoir To Focus On Foreign Policy

The former secretary of state signs with Simon & Schuster for her “yet-to-be-titled” project. “The ultimate book for people who are interested in world affairs,” says Karp.

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Hillary Clinton has signed her next book — a widely anticipated “yet-to-be-titled” project that may lay the groundwork for the former secretary of state’s possible presidential campaign in 2016 — to Simon & Schuster, the publishing house announced Thursday morning.

Since Clinton said in January that she planned to write another memoir, following her last two major books, It Takes a Village in 1996, and Living History in 2003, both edited by Simon & Schuster, the publishing industry has been eagerly awaiting the project as one of the biggest of the next several years.

The press release, which did not disclose how much Clinton will be paid, casts the book as one focused more on foreign policy and geopolitics than subjects like her personal life or her time on the campaign trail in 2008.

Instead, 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.”

Simon & Schuster lists momentous foreign policy events during the last four years such as the Arab Spring, the killing of Osama bin Laden, and the overthrow of the Qaddafi regime in Libya as points of focus for Clinton.

Jonathan Karp, the publisher of Simon & Schuster, described the memoir as “the ultimate book for people who are interested in world affairs.”

The release also promises “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.”

(h/t: Sarah Weinman)

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Ruby Cramer is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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