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Hillary Clinton’s Memoir Will Be Called ‘Hard Choices’

April 18 (Bloomberg) -- Hillary Clinton’s memoir of her years as secretary of state will be titled “Hard Choices,” her publisher announced this morning.

“All of us face hard choices in our lives,” Clinton writes in a short excerpt released by Simon & Schuster, along with an image of the book’s dust jacket. “Life is about making these choices, and how we handle them shapes the people we become.”

The cover of the book, which will be out June 10, features a smiling Clinton against a gray backdrop. “Hard Choices” is printed in block letters across the bottom of the jacket, with Clinton’s signature just above the title.

Clinton, 66, the early front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, has said she has yet to make up her mind about whether to run. The title of the book suggests she will tout her judgment if she does make a second bid for the Oval Office.

Clinton ran in the Democratic primaries in 2008. She lost her quest for the nomination to Barack Obama, who went on to defeat Republican John McCain, an Arizona senator, for the presidency. Clinton became Obama’s first secretary of state.

The release of the title and dust jacket comes one day after Clinton’s daughter, Chelsea, announced she is pregnant, and only hours before 7,500 pages of records from President Bill Clinton’s White House are set to be made public.

The documents released today will cover Hillary Clinton’s failed effort to overhaul the nation’s health-care system as first lady.

To contact the reporter on this story: Jonathan Allen in Washington at

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Steven Komarow at Steve Geimann

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