Governor Andrew Cuomo ventured into personal territory Wednesday, albeit in his own unemotional manner. He attended a book signing for his newly published memoir at the Union Square Barnes & Noble, autographing copies for approximately 100-150 people.
He spoke for about 5 minutes before sitting and signing, describing the “three basic stories” covered in his book. First among them was the “very personal … story of the darkest, most difficult time” of his life around his 2002 electoral defeat and subsequent divorce. Additionally, by his telling, the book covers the story of “what we did in government” and the story of his father, former governor Mario Cuomo, and how he came into politics.
Here are his full remarks: