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Andrew Cuomo is writing a book about his pandemic leadership, because he’s not busy right now.

Emily Temple

August 18, 2020, 10:03am

Oh boy. Today, Crown, an imprint of Penguin Random House, announced that they would be publishing New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo’s American Crisis on October 13th. The publisher describes the book as “a revealing, behind-the-scenes account of his experience leading New York State through the COVID-19 epidemic . . . an important chronicle of this unprecedented moment in history, an urgent assessment of the factors that have and continue to impede our national response to a devastating health and economic catastrophe, and a powerful testament to true leadership in times of extreme crisis.”

andrew cuomo american crisis

If it all seems a little, um, soon to you, and if you think probably Cuomo should be concentrating on things other than writing a book about how great his leadership has been while people are still dying (albeit more slowly, for now), you’re not alone:

The true fact that he probably will not write any of it himself may console you, or it may not.

Especially if it all has the self-congratulatory tone as this excerpt: “The questions are what do you do with the fear and would you succumb to it. I would not allow the fear to control me. The fear kept my adrenaline high and that was a positive. But I would not let the fear be a negative, and I would not spread it. Fear is a virus also.”

One thing we can all agree on: TOO SOON, CUOMO.

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