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Christine O'Donnell Book To Hit Shelves Tuesday

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WILMINGTON, Del. -- Christine O'Donnell, the conservative activist and former Republican candidate for U.S. Senate from Delaware, is about to get a new title: author.

O'Donnell's first book is scheduled to go on sale Tuesday. It's titled "Troublemaker: Let's Do What it Takes to Make America Great Again."

O'Donnell won a surprising primary victory in the Republican U.S. Senate race in Delaware nearly a year ago. In her new book she criticizes adversaries for undermining her campaign while admitting errors in her own decisions.

Democrat Chris Coons ultimately beat O'Donnell in the general election.

Last week, the AP reported:

The Delaware Republican uses the book to address what she calls "my lowest moment of the 2010 campaign" – a commercial in which she assured voters, "I am not a witch."

She says she never wanted to make the ad – which was prompted by questions about a statement she had made on a late-night talk show years earlier – and was surprised when it showed up on the Internet. She blames an insistent media consultant but also her own inability to put her foot down.

The ad was the first commercial of O'Donnell's campaign against Coons in Delaware's 2010 general election Senate race.

In his review of "Troublemaker," The Daily Beast's David Sessions points out other notable stories from the book, including anecdotes about O'Donnell's acting family and her past political history as a pro-choice liberal.

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