Huma Abedin has a memoir set to be released this fall detailing her life and years of experience working for one of the most commanding political figures of the last half-century.
“I grew up surrounded by stories. I’m really excited to share mine with you,” Abedin wrote on Twitter.
“‘Both/And’ grapples with family, legacy, identity, faith, marriage, and motherhood,” Scribner, the book’s publisher, said of the memoir, according to the Associated Press. “It shares Huma Abedin’s personal accounts as a longtime aide to Hillary Clinton during Mrs. Clinton’s years as First Lady, U.S. Senator, a presidential candidate, Secretary of State, and Democratic Presidential Nominee, and a candid and moving reckoning of Ms. Abedin’s marriage to former Congressman Anthony Weiner.”
Abedin’s memoir tells “her inspiring 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,” Scribner said.
“For most of my life, I was viewed through the lens of others, a refraction of someone else’s pronoun,” Abedin said in a statement. “‘They’ as in the parents who raised me; ‘she’ as in the woman I worked for; and ‘he’ as in the man I married.”
“Writing this book gave me the opportunity to reflect on my own life — from the nurturing family I was privileged to be born into, to working for one of the most compelling leaders of our time,” she added. “This journey has led me through exhilarating milestones and devastating setbacks. 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.”
Abedin, who is no stranger to making news, has frequented headlines in recent years due to the sexting scandal involving her estranged husband, former New York Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner, as well as her connection to the investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email server while serving as secretary of state.
Weiner served 18 months of a 21-month prison sentence for sexting with a 15-year-old girl, after which he was released in May 2019. Federal investigators also found emails relevant to the FBI’s inquiry into Clinton’s private email server on Weiner’s computer while Clinton was a candidate for president in the 2016 election. Former President Donald Trump defeated Clinton 304-227 in the Electoral College in the November contest.
Abedin and Weiner agreed to divorce and settle out of court in 2018 and are currently finalizing their divorce, the Associated Press reported.