Brown to write book on Clintons


NEW YORK - British celebrity journalist Tina Brown is writing a book about Bill and Hillary Clinton, aiming to repeat the success of her best-selling biography of Princess Diana, her publisher Doubleday said.

"The Clintons have a political and emotional partnership that continues to defy all expectations," Brown said in a statement by the publisher sent to Reuters on Friday.

The book about the former president and his wife, who is running for president herself this year, is due to be published in 2010, the statement said.

"As I did with 'The Diana Chronicles,' I plan to explore not just the enthralling story of the Clintons themselves, but the social, political and media context of the times."

Hillary Clinton, a second-term senator from New York, would be the first woman to be elected U.S. president if she wins the Democratic Party nomination and then the November election.

The former editor of Vanity Fair and The New Yorker, Brown saw her book on Diana top the New York Times bestseller list last year, with more than 300,000 copies in print.