Melissa DeRosa in conversation about her memoir What's Left Unsaid
7:00 p.m. — Conversation, Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue, UAlbany Downtown Campus
Melissa DeRosa, one of the most powerful women in New York State government history, shares her gripping story for the first time in her new memoir, hot off the press, What’s Left Unsaid My Life at the Center of Power, Politics & Crisis (published Oct. 24, 2023). The communications director, chief of staff, and secretary to Governor Andrew Cuomo, DeRosa takes readers on a white-knuckle ride from his meteoric rise to his sudden fall. She also details her journey as a young woman rising to the highest levels of government, writing with raw honesty about the personal challenges she faced—a failing marriage, infertility, death threats, misogyny—while navigating professional landmines along the way.
Books will be available for sale at the event by The Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza