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Hillary Clinton authoring book on Secretary of State tenure, coming 2014

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will write a new book with Simon & Schuster, chronicling her time as Secretary of State and imparting her ideas on how the U.S. can face tough challenges ahead. The book will be released in 2014.

“Hillary Clinton’s extraordinary public service has given her a unique perspective on recent history and the challenges we face,” said Simon & Schuster president Jonathan Karp in a statement. “This will be the ultimate book for people who are interested in world affairs and America’s place in the world today.”

In the as-yet-untitled book, Clinton will recount her role in and reflect on key, recent events, such as the killing of Osama Bin Laden; the Arab Spring; North Korea; the overthrow of the Qaddafi regime in Libya; the transitions in Afghanistan and Iraq; the rise of new powers like China, Brazil, Turkey, and India; and a host of other global issues, like climate change, economics, technology, and women’s rights.

Clinton will also share personal anecdotes of her extensive work with world leaders, including with President Obama and the National Security team.

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Hillary Clinton plans post-State memoir: 'I don't know what I'll say in it yet'

Hillary Clinton may be stepping down as secretary of state, but she’s stepping up her writing.

In an online “townterview” held yesterday out of Washington, D.C., the former senator and first lady said that she “will” write a memoir, presumably after leaving the State Department this Friday.

“I don’t know what I’ll say in it yet,” Clinton said, but added that it would allow her the chance to “go into greater detail” about the last four years.

There’s plenty of possible material — which Clinton will be able to play up any way she wants. A lengthy exploration of interventionism vs. imperialism? A breakdown of the U.S.’s international image with regards to the evolving, increasingly electronic, global community? A whole chapter about her and Barack laughing on 60 Minutes? Oh, Hils.

No word yet if Simon & Schuster, which published Clinton’s previous two books (It Takes a Village and Living History), has any deal in place for the manuscript, which means at least two things: Clinton hasn’t done much manuscript making, and once she’s finished, it’ll be up for grabs! Get to bidding, world.

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