Hillary Clinton in Her Own Words

Hillary Clinton in Her Own Words

by Lisa Rogak
     
 

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Lisa Rogak, author of the New York Times bestseller Barack Obama in His Own Words, now brings readers Hillary Clinton in Her Own Words—quotations from the former First Lady, Senator from New York, and Secretary of State that go beyond politics. Topics range from leadership to life in the White House, and include her opinions on family,

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Lisa Rogak, author of the New York Times bestseller Barack Obama in His Own Words, now brings readers Hillary Clinton in Her Own Words—quotations from the former First Lady, Senator from New York, and Secretary of State that go beyond politics. Topics range from leadership to life in the White House, and include her opinions on family, aging, public scrutiny, religion, motherhood, and marriage:

“If I want to knock a story off the front page, I just change my hairstyle.”
—June 4, 1995

“I have a million ideas. The country can’t afford them all.”
—October 11, 2007

“We will never build enough prisons to end our crime problem.”
—February 7, 1996

“Being gay is not a western invention. It is a human reality.”
—December 6, 2011

Spanning more than two decades, this provocative collection is a must for all Hillary fans.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
02/10/2014
Rogak (Barak Obama in His Own Words) crafts a compact and concise tribute to Hillary Clinton through quotes taken from the politician during the course of career in this tiny book with big aspirations. Created as a "refresher course" on the inspirational politician organizes quotes, Rogak's interests are topical rather than rhetorical. The author organizes the content alphabetically by subject, allowing readers to easily look up what Hillary has to say on a number of topics. The book begins boldly with "Abortion" with quotes that are explanative but rhetorically mild: "I am and always have been pro-choice" begins a quote which Rogak attributes simply to New York Times in 2000, but offers no other context making the origins of the quote unclear. A few of the topics feel out of place—such as "Chef Alice Waters," and so one wonders the relevance of this in the context of Hillary's otherwise extraordinary career. Whereas the section on President George W. Bush includes one short, barely consequential quote. The organization of the book makes for some strange juxtaposition: for example, "Gun Control" is preceded by "Her Guilty Pleasure." While the author's admiration for Hillary Clinton is clear, the book does its subject a disservice in presenting such a dynamic public figure in such a flat way. (Mar.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580055338
Publisher:
Avalon Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/04/2014
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
857,781
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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Excerpts from Hillary Clinton in Her Own Words:

On Feminism
I am a woman and, like millions of women, I know there are still barriers and biases out there, often unconscious, and I want to build an America that respects and embraces the potential of every last one of us.
(Concession Speech, June 7, 2008)

On Equal Pay
Equal pay is not yet equal. A woman makes 77 cents on a dollar and women of color make 67 cents. . . . We feel so passionately about this because we not only are running for office, but we each, in our own way, have lived it. We have seen it. We have understood the pain and the injustice that has come because of race, because of gender. And it’s imperative that . . . we make it very clear that each of us will address these issues.
(Democratic Primary Debate, Congressional Black Caucus Institute, January 21, 2008)

On Women’s Roles
I have always believed that women are not victims, we are agents of change, we are drivers of progress, we are makers of peace—all we need is a fighting chance.
(Speech, Women in the World Summit, April 5, 2013)

On Her Work Style
I think I’m very hardheaded. I’ve never understood the division between so-called realists and so-called idealists. I don’t know how you get up in the world every day, doing what I do, if you don’t have some sense of idealism, because you have to believe that as hard as it is, you’re going to prevent the dictator from oppressing his people, you’re going to help to stop the war, you’re going to figure out a way to get clean water to thirsty people and cure kids of disease. And at the same time, I don’t know how you go through the day and expect to be successful without being very hardheaded and realistic. So for me, it’s not an either/or.
(The Atlantic, May 10, 2011)

On The Kind of President She’d Be
When I am president, my presidency is about your future. It is about what you will have to make your lives, to make your choices however you choose, to be responsible for yourselves, those whom you love, your communities, our country and the world.
(Speech, Wellesley College, November 1, 2007)

Meet the Author

Editor Lisa Rogak is the New York Times best-selling author of more than forty books and hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles. Her books have been published in more than two dozen languages. Rogak lives in Grantham, NH. Visit her website at LisaRogak.com.

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