README.txt by Chelsea Manning. Penguin Random House
Manning's book was first announced in 2019 but did not have a title or release date. The former intelligence analyst served seven years in a military prison for leaking a trove of documents to WikiLeaks before President Barack Obama commuted the remainder of her 35-year sentence in 2017.
The day after her conviction, Manning declared her gender identity was a man and began to transition.
"In README.txt, Manning recounts how her pleas for increased institutional transparency and government accountability took place alongside a fight to defend her rights as a trans woman,'' according to an announcement Thursday by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
"Manning details the challenges of her childhood and adolescence as a naive, computer-savvy kid, what drew her to the military, and the fierce pride she has about the work she does.''
The book's title refers to a file she used for sending a message about the documents.