Abedin seeking $2 million book deal
Huma Abedin, the Hillary Clinton aide and wife of now-infamous serial sexter Anthony Weiner, is shopping for a multimillion-dollar book deal, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
According to unnamed sources, Ms. Abedin “has been meeting with top literary agents during the past few weeks to discuss a book that is envisioned as a reflection on how her personal and professional lives collided during the campaign,” reported THR, adding that she’s apparently looking to get around $2 million.
But while the elite in Manhattan may have overwhelmingly voted for Ms. Abedin’s boss, the 40-year-old political power player may have a tough go selling a publisher on the deal.
“No one would have approached me with this book because they know I’m not a Hillary fan. I’m an Obama fan,” THR quoted ICM Partners’ Esther Newberg as saying.
“This will be an interesting sale to see who wants to know what [Mr. Weiner] said to her each time he was caught. If she reveals a lot, it turns your stomach. If she doesn’t, she puts the publisher in a bad place,” Ms. Newberg said.
Mr. Weiner’s first sexting scandal came to light in 2011 thanks to an image he inadvertently shared publicly on Twitter. Two years later, fresh revelations of ongoing sexually themed messages with other women sunk his New York City mayoral bid. And at the height of the campaign last September, the Daily Mail reported that the former congressman had sexted with a 15-year-old girl.