Thirty Ways of Looking at Hillary: Reflections by Women Writers
Harper Collins, Jan 22, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 254 pages
No other politician inspires such a wide range of passionate feelings as Hillary Rodham Clinton. As America's first viable female candidate for president, she has become the repository of many women's contradictory hopes and fears. To some she's a sellout who changed her name and her hairstyle when it suited her husband's career; to others she's a hardworking idealist with the political savvy to work effectively within the system. Where one person sees a carpetbagger, another sees a dedicated politician; where one sees a humiliated and long-suffering wife, another sees a dignified First Lady. Is she tainted by the scandals of her husband's presidency, or has she gained experience and authority from weathering his missteps? Cold or competent, overachiever or pioneer, too radical or too moderate, Hillary Clinton continues to overturn the assumptions we make about her.
In Thirty Ways of Looking at Hillary, New Yorker editor Susan Morrison has compiled this timely collection of thirty original pieces by America's most notable women writers. This pointillistic portrait paints a composite picture of Hillary Clinton, focusing on details from the personal to the political, from the hard-hitting to the whimsical, to give a well-balanced and unbiased view of the woman who may be our first Madam President. Taken together, these essays—by such renowned writers as Daphne Merkin, Lorrie Moore, Deborah Tannen, Susan Cheever, Lionel Shriver Kathryn Harrison, and Susan Orlean—illuminate the attitudes that women have toward the powerful women around them and constitute a biography that is must reading for anyone interested in understanding this complex and controversial politician.
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Review: Thirty Ways of Looking at Hillary: Reflections by Women WritersUser Review - Nora - Goodreads
Occasionally redundant (many mentions of Wellesley address, scandals, apparel, etc) but overall fascinating series of essays. Read full review
Review: Thirty Ways of Looking at Hillary: Reflections by Women WritersUser Review - Laurie - Goodreads
I read this during the 2008 election season, before Hillary Clinton was out of the race (I was planing to vote for her and actually had the chance to in the PA primary). Not all articles were pro-Hillary; it was a very interesting read if you are interested in Hillary Clinton. Read full review
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