Huma Abedin announces book deal
Huma Abedin, one of Hillary Clinton’s longtime top aides and the estranged wife of former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.), is poised to release a memoir.
“Both/And: A Life in Many Worlds,” will feature Abedin’s “personal accounts” of working for Clinton throughout the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee’s career, the book’s publisher, Scribner, announced Thursday.
Due to be released in November, the book is described as Abedin’s story “coming of age as an American Muslim, the daughter of Indian and Pakistani scholars who split their time between Saudi Arabia, the United States, and the UK.”
The memoir will also offer a “candid and moving reckoning” of Abedin’s marriage to Weiner, its publisher said.
The New York Democrat resigned from Congress in 2011 after sending lewd photos to women online. Weiner was released from a federal prison in 2019 after receiving a 21-month sentence for sending sexually explicit messages to a minor. The couple, who announced their separation in 2016, is still in the process of finalizing their divorce, according to The Associated Press.
“For most of my life, I was viewed through the lens of others, a refraction of someone else’s pronoun. ‘They’ as in the parents who raised me; ‘she’ as in the woman I worked for; and ‘he’ as in the man I married,” Abedin, who now serves as Clinton’s chief of staff and who the former secretary of State has described in the past as a second daughter, said in a statement about the book’s release.
Penning “Both/And,” she said, gave her the chance to reflect on her experiences and “working for one of the most compelling leaders of our time.”
“This journey has led me through exhilarating milestones and devastating setbacks. I have walked both with great pride and in overwhelming shame,” Abedin, 45, said.
“It is a life I am — more than anything — enormously grateful for and a story I look forward to sharing.”
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