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Monica Lewinsky, the former White House intern whose sexual dalliance with President Bill Clinton was at the heart of his impeachment, is shopping a top secret book deal, according to the New York Post.
Page Six reported that Lewinsky is “making the rounds” of major publishers, who were required to sign non-disclosure agreements in advance of a meeting.
The paper had no details about the contents but the publishing “insider” who leaked the story promised that “every major publisher was interested in hearing what she had to say.”
A rep for Lewinsky offered no comment.
The Huffington Post reports that news of a Lewinsky book deal is wrong.
This would be Lewinsky’s first book with her name on the cover as author. Biographer Andrew Morton (Diana: Her True Story) wrote Monica’s Story in 1998 with Lewinsky’s cooperation but she wasn’t an official co-author.
In the wake of former President Clinton’s well-recieved speech at the Democratic Convention, Lewinsky’s name has resurfaced in the news, as commentators recalled the scandal that nearly cost him the presidency.
Lewinsky was a White House intern in the mid-90s when she had a brief (and icky — remember the cigar and the dress?) fling with Clinton. Republican inquiries into the president’s behavior and his carefully parsed non-denial denials became the basis for his impeachment in 1998.
The Senate failed to convict Clinton of the House of Representative’s charges and he remained president.
Amazingly, Lewinsky–still remembered as the dewy-eyed recent college graduate of the scandal–turns 40 this year.
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