updated 5/17/2006 5:36:31 PM ET 2006-05-17T21:36:31

After writing an autobiography that sold millions of copies and earned him a hefty advance, former President Clinton has struck a deal to write another book.

Alfred A. Knopf will publish the new work, in which Clinton will focus on public service and citizen activism, telling a story that he hopes will “lift spirits” and “touch hearts,” the former president said in a statement.

The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Clinton is said to have received a staggering advance of some $10 million to $12 million for writing “My Life,” the 957-page memoir that Knopf published in 2004.

His inspiration for the second book, expected for release late next year or early 2008, came from the experiences he has had during his work and travel in the six years since he left the White House, Clinton said. It does not yet have a title.

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