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Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 10:54am
Hillary Clinton is coming back to your bookshelves.
The former secretary of state - and potential candidate for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination - inked a deal with Simon & Schuster to write a book "sharing key decisions and experiences as secretary of state," the publisher announced Thursday.
Clinton's book doesn't have a title yet, but will be released in 2014. Washington lawyer Robert Barnett represented her to publishers, though financial details of her book deal weren't immediately available.
Clinton was reportedly paid $8 million to author her last title, Living History.
"Hillary Clinton has redefined the meaning of 'trailblazer' in every phase of her career on the world stage, as First Lady, Senator, Secretary of State, and notably, as an author," said Simon & Schuster president and CEO Carolyn Reidy.
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," a press release from Simon & Schuster read, listing the death of Osama bin Laden, the overthrow of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and the Arab spring as topics for Clinton's writing.
"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," the release read.
Clinton reemerged on the public stage Tuesday, two months after leaving the State Department. She spoke at an event in Washington honoring women leaders from around the world. Looking refreshed and wearing her hair shorter, Clinton received a huge ovation from the friendly crowd.
Her reentry into public speeches will also include a speech Friday at the Women in the World summit at New York City's Lincoln Center. She'll make remarks just before a panel discussion led by her daughter Chelsea. She'll also speak at paid engagements later this spring in Texas and Michigan.
The spate of events comes amid continued speculation on Clinton's intentions in the 2016 presidential race.