The only thing many people know about Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is that she was shot in the head during a tragic spree by a horrible man.
Yet, as with anyone, there is a whole story to the person outside of their public image becoming dominated and defined by one specific event. And luckily, Gabrielle and her husband will be able to tell that story.
It has yet to be titled, and dated, but the deal is set with Scribner.
Here's what to expect:
It is to be an intimate chronicle of everything from their careers and courtship to the Jan. 8 tragedy when a gunman shot Giffords in the head as she met with constitutents in Tucson, Arizona. Six people were killed in the attack and 12 others besides the congresswoman were wounded.
While Kelly [her husband] will be "the primary collaborator," he said Giffords will be a "big part of this." Giffords has been struggling to relearn how to speak and walk, and will be assisted by a 24-hour home health provider, according to the hospital.
Apparently they'll be teaming up with the writer who helped Captain Sully write his memoir, Jeffrey Zaslow, so we know that at least structurally it'll be solid for sure. And with a story like theirs, we're willing to bet it'll be more than worth the read.
Hope you're getting better and better, Gabrielle!
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