Hillary Clinton has emerged from the woods and is ready to get to work in 2017. Since Clinton is not elected to any sort of office, the former secretary of state, senator and first lady is will be taking a break from politics to work on a new book, scheduled to be released this fall. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the book will be a collection of personal essays focused around Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign and stunning loss to Donald Trump. The book is currently untitled and will be published by Simon & Schuster.
Additionally, Clinton is planning to release a child-friendly illustrated version of her best-selling book, It Takes a Village.
Most controversially, the 2016 democratic nominee plans to return to the Harry Walker Agency, the speaker's bureau through which she was paid handsomely to make speeches prior to the election. In the past, Hillary Clinton's speeches have been criticized by not only her republican opponents but also by colleagues like Senator Bernie Sanders. Now that Clinton is no longer a public servant, these paid speeches are far less dubious, and she is expected to make a large sum of her income from them.
Clinton is already being critiqued for choosing Simon & Schuster as the publisher for her latest book. In January, Bad Feminist author Roxane Gay pulled her new book from the publisher to protest the company giving Milo Yiannopoulos a six-figure book deal. Yiannopoulos, best known for leading the racist online tirade against actress Leslie Jones and comparing feminism to cancer, is an editor at Breitbart News and eminent Trump supporter whose unrelenting hate speech got him banned from Twitter in 2016.