Get life advice from Former Governor Eliot Spitzer (I am not kidding!)


VERENA DOBNIK of the Associated Press


NEW YORK (AP) — Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer is offering life advice in a new book released as he campaigns for city comptroller, writing that “self-importance” can lead to a “dangerous arrogance” that often ends badly.


The e-book, “Protecting Capitalism Case by Case,” was published this week and is selling online for $9.99. A 198-page paperback version is also available.


Spitzer, who resigned as governor in 2008 amid a prostitution scandal, surprised many by entering the race for New York City comptroller on July 7. His new book focuses on how he went after law-breaking Wall Street titans as a state attorney general dubbed the “Sheriff of Wall Street.”


“I’m beginning to think my political career has had an unusual arch to it, but every day has been fascinating,” Spitzer told The Associated Press in a telephone interview Saturday.


One chapter in the book offers his 10 “Rules of Life,” starting with No. 1: “Loyalty and fiduciary duty matter.”