Hillary Rodham Clinton signed a deal with Simon & Schuster, the publisher of Ms, Clinton’s three previous books, for a memoir which will focus on “key decisions and experiences from her time as Secretary of State.” The book is set for publication in 2014.
The book will use dramatic moments such as the killing of Osama Bin Laden, the overthrow of the Qaddafi regime in Libya, the transitions in Iraq and Afghanistan and the Arab Spring ”to frame her thoughts about the recent history of US foreign policy and the ongoing need for American leadership in a changing world” and promises “vivid personal anecdotes and memories of her collaboration with President Obama and his National Security team.” according to the deal announcement in Publishers Marketplace.
The deal was negotiated by Williams & Connolly attorney Robert B. Barnett with S&S publisher Carolyn Reidy and will be edited by Jonathan Karp. Although there has been no details of Ms. Clinton’s advance, it’s safe to bet that she got more money than Cat Marnell for a very different kind of memoir. Ms. Marnell signed with Simon & Schuster earlier this week and the publisher reportedly paid her a hefty half a million dollar advance for her memoir about sex, drugs and addiction.
Memoir, after all, is a broad category.