Hillary Rodham Clinton to Publish New Book with Simon & Schuster

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© Annie Leibovitz

New York, NY, June 25, 2024—Simon & Schuster announced today that it will publish Something Lost, Something Gained: Reflections on Life, Love, and Liberty by Hillary Rodham Clinton on September 17, 2024. This is Hillary like you haven’t seen her before, offering a glimpse into her closest friendships and enduring marriage as well as her unvarnished views on politics, democracy, the threats we face, and the future within our reach. She shares the latest chapter of her inspiring life and shows us how to age with grace and keep moving forward with grit, joy, purpose, and a sense of humor. 

“The book reads like you’re sitting down with your smartest, funniest, most passionate friend over a long meal,” says Editor-in-Chief at Simon & Schuster, Priscilla Painton. “This is the Hillary Americans have come to know and love: candid, engaged, humorous, self-deprecating—and always learning.”

In Something Lost, Something Gained, Hillary gets personal. She describes the strength she draws from her deepest friendships, her Methodist faith, and the nearly fifty years she’s been married to President Bill Clinton—all with the wisdom that comes from looking back on a full life with fresh eyes. She takes us along as she returns to the classroom as a college professor, enjoys the bonds inside the exclusive club of former First Ladies, moves past her dream of being president, and dives into new activism for women and democracy.   

She also gets political. From canoeing with an ex-Nazi trying to deprogram white supremacists to sweltering with salt farmers in the desert trying to adapt to the climate crisis in India, Hillary brings us to the front lines of our biggest challenges. For the first time, she shares the story of her operation to evacuate Afghan women to safety in the harrowing final days of America’s longest war. But we also meet the brave women dissidents defying dictators around the world, gain new personal insights about her old adversary Vladmir Putin, and learn the best ways that worried parents can protect kids from toxic technology. We also hear her fervent and persuasive warning to all American voters. 

In the end, Something Lost, Something Gained is a testament to the idea that the personal is political, and the political is personal, providing a blueprint for what each of us can do to make our lives better.

Simon & Schuster acquired World and Audio rights from Robert B. Barnett of Williams & Connolly. Priscilla Painton, VP Editor-in-Chief at Simon & Schuster, edited the book. The author narrates the audiobook. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/somethinglostsomethinggained.

Secretary Clinton will be going on tour, produced by Innovation Arts and Entertainment, and the tour cities include Washington D.C., Seattle, Boston, San Francisco, and Chicago. For more information, visit www.hillaryclintonlive.com.                                        

Hillary Rodham Clinton has spent over five decades in public service as an advocate, attorney, First Lady, U.S. Senator, U.S. Secretary of State, and the first woman nominated for president by a major political party. She is the author of ten best-selling books, host of the podcast You and Me Both, founder of the global production studio HiddenLight Productions, Chancellor of Queen’s University Belfast, and a Professor of Practice at the School of International and Public Affairs and Presidential Fellow at Columbia World Projects at Columbia University.  She is married to former U.S. President Bill Clinton, has one daughter Chelsea, and three grandchildren: Charlotte, Aidan, and Jasper. Visit HillaryClinton.com.

Photo credit: © Annie Leibovitz


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