Hillary Clinton Wrote Her Upcoming Memoir by Hand in Her Attic
The former secretary of state jokes that The Scrunchie Chronicles is a working title
Since visiting 112 countries as secretary of state, Hillary Clinton has been spending more time at home. But that doesn’t mean she hasn’t been busy.
Clinton’s fifth solo book, which the already best-selling author describes as a “compelling and personal narrative” of her tenure as America’s top diplomat, will be in bookstores June 10, Time.com reports.
And Clinton, who resides in Upstate New York, says, she wrote it longhand, on paper, and in “in my little old Chappaqua farmhouse, in the attic where I hang out.”
“If you did see my study at home, you would think it was an episode from Hoarders,” she reportedly told the Association of American Publishers last month. “The notes, the pages, the drafts – it is amazing.”
Readers won’t need a PhD in foreign relations to dive in, a Clinton adviser tells PEOPLE.
“It’s not geared toward foreign-policy wonks,” the source says. “She’s been writing it with an eye toward the regular reader.”
The book is destined to stir another cloud of will-she-or-won’t-she speculation about her intentions to enter the 2016 presidential race. “I’m thinking about it … but I am going to continue to think about it for a while,” she said Tuesday. “I’m not going to make a decision for a while, because I’m actually enjoying my life. I’m actually having fun.”
The title of her upcoming book is a work-in-progress, but The Scrunchie Chronicles, a suggestion from a Washington Post reader contest, hasn’t been ruled out.
“That actually is a keeper,” the well-traveled former Secretary of State, U.S. Senator and First Lady say, adding the entry’s subtitle: “One Hundred Twelve Countries and It’s Still All About My Hair.”
Clinton’s 2003 Living History sold more than a million copies. As First Lady, she also authored It Takes a Village: And Other Lessons Children Teach Us in 1996; Dear Socks and Buddy: Kids’ Letters to the First Pets in 1998; and, An Invitation to the White House: At Home With History in 2000.