WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, of Chappaqua, has inked a deal with Simon & Schuster to publish a new book of personal essays inspired by the hundreds of quotations she has been collecting for decades, the company announced.
“These are the words I live by,” Clinton said in a statement, who will use them to tell stories from her life, up to and including her experiences in the 2016 presidential campaign. "These quotes have helped me celebrate the good times, laugh at the absurd times, persevere during the hard times and deepen my appreciation of all life has to offer. I hope by sharing these words and my thoughts about them, the essays will be meaningful for readers."
The yet-to-be titled book will be published in the fall of 2017, the company said.
“We are honored to continue our long and successful publishing relationship with Hillary Rodham Clinton,” said Carolyn Reidy, president, and CEO of Simon & Schuster. “We first began talking about this collection of quotations in our first meeting in 1994, and we are delighted that Secretary Clinton finally thinks the time is right to share the words and thoughts that nourished and enriched her and defined the experiences of her extraordinary life.”
Clinton, 69, is the author of five previous books, all published by Simon & Schuster: "It Takes A Village;" Dear Socks, Dear Buddy;" An Invitation To The White House," and "Hard Choices." All of her memoirs have been instant New York Times bestsellers, the company added.
She is also scheduled to deliver a commencement address at her alma mater, Wellesley College, in May, said the Boston Globe .
Clinton has twice before given the address, at her own graduation in 1969 and again in 1992, the year her husband became elected president.
There has also been speculation the Chappaqua resident might run for mayor of New York City this year.