Hillary Clinton to talk 2016 election experience in book of personal essays


On the same day Wellesley College announced Hillary Clinton as their 2017 commencement speaker, news broke of another endeavor for the former secretary of state.

According to the Associated Press, Clinton is working on a book of personal essays to be published this fall by Simon & Schuster.

The currently untitled compilation will feature the former first lady's favorite inspirational quotes, and the narrative will use the quotes to "tell stories from her life, up to and including her experiences in the 2016 presidential campaign," the publisher told The Associated Press.

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"These are the words I live by," Clinton said in a statement. "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. hope by sharing these words and my thoughts about them, the essays will be meaningful for readers."

Since Clinton's loss to President Donald Trump in the 2016 election, the former Democratic candidate has remained relatively out of public site -- but did attend Trump's inauguration. Wednesday's announcements could mark a resurgence of the longtime political figure into the public space.

Clinton is also working on an illustrated children's version of her 1995 book, It Takes a Village. Proceeds from that book will reportedly go to charity.