Hillary Clinton has finally made her plans for 2017, including reflections on her loss last fall to Donald Trump.
The former secretary of state, first lady and senator is working on a book of her personal essays that will be out this fall according to what Simon and Schuster told the Associated Press on Wednesday. This book which is still untitled is structure around hundreds of favorite quotes that have inspired her. The publisher further stated that Sec. Clinton will use these quotes to “tell stories about her life, up to and including her experience in the 2016 presidential campaign” and her thoughts on the future.
“These are the word I live by,” Clinton said in a statement. “These quote 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,” Clinton added.
HARRY WALKER AGENCY
At the same time Clinton will also resume her relationship with the Harry Walker Agency, the speaker’s bureau she works with after she stepped down in 2013 from the State Department. Clinton’s profitable career as a speaker, notably her talks sponsored by Goldman Sach, were criticized by primary opponent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont as well as others as a sign that she was too close to the financial industry.
Clinton does have some speeches arranged but not through the Walker agency, Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill told the AP. On March 8th, she will address an international women’s day event organized by Vital Voices, the initiative Clinton and then Secretary of State Madeleine Alright founded in 1997. Clinton will speak at the LGBT Community Center in New York on April 20th and on May 26th; she will give the commencement address at her alma mater, Wellesley College. Her student address at the 1969 graduation ceremonies helped make her a national figure.
Wednesday’s announcements mark a growing re-emergence for Clinton, who ran twice for the White House, hoping to become the country’s first woman president. She lost to Barack Obama in the 2008 Democratic primaries and, despite winning the popular vote, loss to Trump in 2016. Hillary Clinton now 69, was defeated in one of the harshest presidential election in modern times, with Trump threatening to jail his opponent because of her use of private email server while secretary of state.
FEW PUBLIC COMMENTS
She has made a few public comments since the election, but attended Trump’s inauguration earlier this month and has been critical of his policies. She tweeted in support of the nationwide women’s marches held the day after his inauguration and condemned his recent executive order restricting immigration. Her pinned tweet quotes remarks she gave Nov. 9th the day after Election Day:
“To all the little girls watching…never doubt that you are valuable and powerful & deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world.”