Senator Gillibrand Talks About Gabrielle Giffords

November 15, 2011 Updated Nov 15, 2011 at 6:27 PM EDT

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November 15, 2011 Updated Nov 15, 2011 at 6:27 PM EDT

New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says she can't wait to read the memoir of her dear friend and colleague, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. The book titled, Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope, is set to be released November 15th.
The book describes Giffords' painful recovery after being shot in the head in January during a political event outside a grocery store in Tucson. It's written from the perspective of her husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly, who joined his wife for an exclusive interview on ABC's 20/20, the public's first chance to hear from Giffords since the shooting.
Gillibrand says, "She tells me how challenging it is. She gives it her all. She's so determined."
Gillibrand says Giffords looked great and seemed happy a few weeks ago, when she saw her at a White House ceremony that honored Giffords' husband with a Medal of Freedom.
What they have not talked about is the emotional pain Giffords is feeling after the attack that killed six people, including a member of her staff.
Gifffords' focus now is on recovery, but Gillibrand says she's confident Giffords will run for re-election next year, and she hopes Giffords tries again to have the baby she and her husband were trying to conceive right before the shooting.