Huma Abedin Is Releasing a Memoir

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Huma Abedin, the longtime aide of Hillary Clinton and ex-wife of former representative and convicted sex offender Anthony Weiner, is releasing a book this fall. The memoir, titled Both/And: A Life in Many Worlds, comes out November 2, and will discuss “family, legacy, identity, faith, marriage, and motherhood.” According to the publisher, Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, it will also share “personal accounts” from her work and friendship with Clinton as well as “a candid and moving reckoning” of her marriage to Weiner.

Abedin’s public image has been embroiled by the scandals of those around her for much of her career, and her upcoming memoir addresses that directly. “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 said, per the Associated Press. “Writing this book gave me the opportunity to reflect on my own life,” she added. “I have walked both with great pride and in overwhelming shame. It is a life I am — more than anything — enormously grateful for and a story I look forward to sharing.”

During Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, Abedin, who currently serves as Clinton’s chief of staff, came under scrutiny during the FBI’s investigation into Clinton’s use of a private computer server. Previously undiscovered emails between Clinton and Abedin were discovered on Weiner’s computer while the bureau was investigating his sexting scandal. No criminal charges were placed against Abedin or Clinton.

In 2019, it was rumored that Abedin was asking for upwards of $2 million for a tell-all memoir. (Scribner has not publicly released the details of her book advance.) The price tag seemed contingent on how much she was willing to divulge of her life, especially regarding her marriage with Weiner. Their relationship is something Abedin has been relatively private about, even in the 2016 documentary Weiner, which followed the former representative’s 2013 sexting scandal and failed mayoral run. The same year the documentary came out, the two announced their separation. In 2017, Weiner pleaded guilty to charges of sending sexual materials to a minor and was sentenced to 21 months in prison. Per Abedin’s publisher, the two are still in the process of finalizing their divorce.

Meanwhile, it appears Weiner may be looking to cash in on his former scandals himself. He recently told the New York Times that he’s “thinking more seriously” about getting into NFTs. Particularly, NFTs involving the incidents he is most notorious for, like his sexually explicit 2011 tweet, which ignited the sexting scandal, or the FBI search warrant for his laptop. On Wednesday, “Page Six” alleged that Weiner is now back on Confide, one of the messaging apps he used to send sexually explicit messages to a 15-year-old girl. He has not yet responded publicly to these allegations or to Abedin’s recent book announcement.

Huma Abedin Is Releasing a Memoir