Hell and Other Destinations

Hell and Other Destinations

A 21st-Century Memoir

eBook - 2020
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In 2001, when Madeleine Albright was leaving office as America's first female secretary of state, interviewers asked her how she wished to be remembered. "I don't want to be remembered," she answered. "I am still here and have much more I intend to do. As difficult as it might seem, I want every stage of my life to be more exciting than the last." In that time of transition, the former Secretary considered the possibilities: she could write, teach, travel, give speeches, start a business, fight for democracy, help to empower women, campaign for favored political candidates, spend more time with her grandchildren. Instead of choosing one or two, she decided to do it all. For nearly twenty years, Albright has been in constant motion, navigating half a dozen professions, clashing with presidents and prime ministers, learning every day. Since leaving the State Department, she has blazed her own trail-and given voice to millions who yearn for respect, regardless of gender, background, or age. Hell and Other Destinations reveals this remarkable figure at her bluntest, funniest, most intimate, and most serious. It is the tale of our times anchored in lessons for all time, narrated by an extraordinary woman with a matchless zest for life.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, 2020
ISBN: 9780062802286
0062802283
9780062802255
0062802259
Characteristics: text file, rda
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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lilypad_1
Dec 13, 2020

I like MA and admire and appreciate her work for our democracy. I have enjoyed her other books but this one was very disappointing to me. This book seemed like many of her thoughts that she tried to put into paragraphs and chapters, I couldn't even skim through it.

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StarGladiator
Nov 26, 2019

"Since leaving the State Department, she has blazed her own trail . . . "
I'm uncertain what this - - and "empowering women" - - has to do with merging her lobbyist firm with the rightwing lobbyist firm responsible for disrupting the voter recount in Dade County in 2000 [that "Brooks Brothers" mob, et cetera]?
Also, why don't they ever mention that she's the cousin of George Soros?
Isn't that pertinent to anyone?

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