Bill Clinton working on book about post-presidential life
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Former President Clinton is reportedly working on a new memoir focusing on the years of his life since he left office in 2001.

Sources familiar with the project told The New York Times that Clinton plans to release his fifth book since leaving the White House. It has not yet been titled but will be published through Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.


Clinton's spokesman Angel Ureña confirmed the project in a statement to The Hill, but did not give further details about the project's focus. No timetable has been released yet for its publication, and a spokesman for Knopf Doubleday told the Times that it was too "early to assess what ground will be covered" by the book.

According to the Times, it was unclear from the sources whether the book would touch on the aftermath of various controversies still linked to the former president, including his past conduct with women in the White House and support for certain tough-on-crime policies.

Clinton's wife Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHillary Clinton brings up 'Freedom Fries' to mock 'cancel culture' Edie Falco to play Hillary Clinton in Clinton impeachment series White House defends Biden's 'Neanderthal thinking' remark on masks MORE's 2016 bid for the White House is another potential topic for the book. Sources told the Times it was unclear whether Clinton would discuss the topic, as the former president has largely avoided commenting on the 2016 or upcoming 2020 presidential races in the years following Hillary Clinton's defeat.

The couple currently plan to continue a 13-stop speaking tour later this year. The former president also released his first novel, co-written by author James Patterson, titled "The Missing President," last year.