All Things Possible: Setbacks and Success in Politics and Life

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo stated that his income more than doubled from the year before thanks to more royalties from a 2014 HarperCollins memoir with weak sales.

Cuomo has received a total payment of $783,000 from HarperCollins for his book. Since its release in the fall of 2014, the book has sold 3,200 copies, according to tracking service NPD BookScan.

All Things Possible: Setbacks and Success in Politics and Life

This amounts to $245 in royalties paid to Cuomo for each book. The governor disclosed a $417,748 adjusted gross income for the previous year.

According to copies of his federal and state tax returns that were displayed to reporters at the Capitol on Monday, that represents an increase from $196,243 the prior year.

For the tax years 2013 and 2014, Cuomo previously disclosed earning about $565,000 on his memoir contract with the Manhattan-based publisher.

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Overview of the Book

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo reflects on his rise, fall, and rise in politics and recounts his defining personal and political moments as well as the difficult.

But essential lessons he has learned along the way in this full and frank memoir, a personal story of duty, family, justice, politics, and resilience.

Andrew M. Cuomo was raised in a family that valued community, hard work, and helping others. He was a first-generation American born in a working-class area of Queens, New York.

His father, Mario, inspired his son to pursue a career in public service by setting a strong example as a persistent supporter of neighbourhood residents.

From putting staples in posters during his father’s first political campaign at the age of sixteen to overseeing Mario’s successful 1982 run for governor of New York State at the age of 25.

Andrew Cuomo was exposed to politics at a young age. He went from inexperienced campaign manager to visionary reform activist to Clinton cabinet member—at 39.

And then to ground-breaking governor of his native state thanks to these experiences, which were reinforced by firmly held personal beliefs.

All Things Possible is not a conventional political memoir, but rather one man’s revelatory reflection on a life marked by a devotion to public service.

And the hard-won lessons learned from both his challenges and his accomplishments. It lays out his singular approach to confronting the existing quo.


The 56th governor of New York was Andrew Cuomo. He is the author of Crossroads: The Future of American Politics and All Things Possible: Failures and Success in Politics and Life.

Hardcover copies of Andrew M. Cuomo’s book, All Things Possible (Setbacks and Success in Politics and Life), with the ISBN 9780062300089.

Were released by HarperCollins on October 14, 2014. We require a minimum order of 25 copies.