Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's book, "Off the Sidelines: Raise Your Voice, Change the World," comes out Sept. 9. She said recently it includes personal anecdotes about "how do you manage being a senator" with "being a mom" and describes "missteps" as well as successes. But it urges women to get involved in politics.
New York politicians have had varied luck as authors. Ex-mayoral candidate Christine Quinn's memoir bombed; Hillary Clinton's made millions. On Facebook, Gillibrand writes: "I'm excited to show you all the cover of my first book . . . " -- Tom Brune