Melissa DeRosa inks book deal for tell-all

Former Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s top aide, Melissa DeRosa, has inked a book deal to write a tell-all that’s set to rock the political world, Page Six has learned.

We hear her upcoming tome, “What’s Left Unsaid: My Life at the Center of Power, Politics & Crisis,” will dish on political figures including Presidents Donald Trump and Joe Biden, Jared Kushner, Mayor Bill de Blasio, New York Attorney General Letitia James and Gov. Kathy Hochul.

The book, from Union Square & Co., is out Oct. 24.

A source told us, “DeRosa takes readers into room after room where decisions are being made, hardball politics play out and crises unfold.”

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DeRosa’s book is expected to dish on political power players from both parties.
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The insider added, “She pulls no punches, that much I can tell you . . . A lot of people have had a lot to say for the last few years — now it’s Melissa’s turn.”

The source with knowledge of the book said, “Melissa has dealt with every major player in New York, and DC Beltway politics… she knows where every body is buried,” and, “people may think they know what happened but the truth is, they have no idea.”

In 2017, at 34, DeRosa became the first woman to be appointed secretary to the governor in New York. She also had worked during her career with Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and Eric Schneiderman.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s top aide became a household name during the COVID-19 crisis.
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She had been a defender of her old boss, Cuomo, who resigned in 2021 amid sexual harassment allegations which he denied.

DeRosa, who has been a contributor to the Daily Beast, has also been a critic of Cuomo’s replacement, Gov. Hochul. We reported that she slammed Hochul on John Catsimatidis’ “Cats at Night Show,” by quipping, “The silence out of . . . the governor’s office on subway crime is deafening.”

She and Hochul later had an “awkward” exchange at political power dining spot the Capital Grille on East 42nd Street, we reported.