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On the Heels of Rival's Memoir, de Blasio Looks to Humanize Himself

by Connor Ryan
Bill de Blasio.


Leading mayoral candidate Christine Quinn’s story of alcoholism and bulimia – personal battles conquered with, well, patience and fortitude – has been weaved, bound and is currently sitting on display at bookstores across the city.

Experts say the content and release timing of “With Patience and Fortitude: A Memoir” are strategic political moves, aimed at setting up Quinn to gain widespread name recognition and, thereby, support.

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