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APNewsBreak: Publisher lands rights to Cuomo book


April 29. 2013 10:36PM
Associated Press



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(AP) HarperCollins said it has acquired world rights to a book by Gov. Andrew Cuomo about his life and the "profound moments" of his first term in office, including signing gay-marriage legislation.


The publisher told The Associated Press exclusively on Monday that Cuomo's book will be a "full and frank look at his public and private life."


Cuomo, who shares a Westchester County home with Food Network star Sandra Lee, served four years as state attorney general before being elected governor. As attorney general, the state's top legal officer, he helped reform the student loan industry, uncover health insurance fraud and Wall Street abuses and worked to make the Internet safer for children.


As governor, Cuomo, a Democrat, has signed legislation allowing gay couples to marry in the state, worked with President Barack Obama to help secure financial aid for victims of Superstorm Sandy and signed tough gun control legislation into law after the Newtown, Conn., elementary school shooting massacre.


In the book, Cuomo, the state's 56th governor, will touch on his role as a father to three girls, his four years as the state's attorney general, his role in establishing a national provider of transitional housing for the homeless and the legacy of his father, former Gov. Mario Cuomo, HarperCollins said.


The book also will chronicle his years as secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President Bill Clinton.


In it, Cuomo, who is often mentioned as a possible presidential candidate, will "reveal the story of his history and will share personal and private moments that shaped his life," HarperCollins said Monday.


Cuomo has repeatedly refused to talk publicly about running for president despite prompting by supporters. He has said such talk would hurt his ability to govern and would create a distraction, as it did for his father.


But Cuomo has never ruled out a run for president in 2016.


The book, which is untitled, is scheduled to be published next year. Financial terms weren't disclosed.


Cuomo's office confirmed the book deal but wouldn't comment on details of it.


Associated Press


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