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Another week, another Cuomo book announcement

ALBANY -– And then there were three.

That’s the number of books in the works about Gov. Andrew Cuomo, with the latest one being authored by someone who should know him best: Andrew Cuomo.

Just in time for the White House speculation frenzy in 2016, Cuomo is planning to release an autobiography –- presumably this one is the “authorized’’ version of his life -– in 2014. The New York Post reported over the weekend that Steve Cohen, a former longtime Cuomo staffer, is now shopping the idea around with publishers.

Cuomo has said he does not want to contribute to the speculation over a possible presidential run.

The governor's new job title of book author comes a generation after his father, former Gov. Mario Cuomo, published books at a time when he was ruminating over a White House run.

Word of the autobiography comes a couple weeks after Fred Dicker, the Post’s state editor who has been close to the governor for years, announced a book deal for a biography of Cuomo. The Cuomo administration pledged its cooperation with the Dicker book, due out next year.

That cooperation has not been forthcoming with Michael Shnayerson, a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, who is also planning a Cuomo book. There has been no announcement if that book is coming out next year or in 2014 when Cuomo’s own take on his life is published.

No talk, yet, of a Cuomo movie, or who might play Cuomo on the screen.

--Tom Precious

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