The unique voice of Hillary Rodham Clinton: a portrait in her own words

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An autobiographical portrait of the first lady answers questions on a range of topics, from her husband's infidelities to her own involvement in Whitewater, and voices her beliefs regarding women's rights, childcare, and health-care reform.

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The First Lady's thoughts and visions are reduced to banalities in this compilation of her written and spoken words, arranged by topic. Snippets that include her views on her marriage, her husband ... Read full review



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About the author (1997)

Hillary Rodham Clinton, 1947 - Hillary Diane Rodham was born on October 26, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois to Dorothy and Hugh Rodham. She grew up in Park Ridge, Illinois with her two younger brothers. As a child, she was a Girl Scout and a member of the local Methodist youth group. She attended Wellesley College, beginning in 1965, graduated with honors and enrolled in Yale Law School, which is where she met Bill Clinton. She served on the Board of Editors of the Yale Review of Law and Social Action. In 1973, she became a staff attorney for the Children's Defense Fund. In 1974, she joined the Impeachment Inquiry staff of the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. House Representatives to work on the Watergate impeachment proceedings. She then left Washington to go to Arkansas, where she married Bill Clinton in 1975. They both taught on the law faculty of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. In 1980, their daughter Chelsea was born. Hillary was the first lady of Arkansas for twelve years and worked on behalf of children and families. Hillary chaired the Arkansas Education Standards Committee, founded the Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, served on the board of the Arkansas Children's Hospital and introduced a pioneering program called Arkansas' Home Instruction Program for Preschool youth, which trains parents to work with their children in preschool preparedness and literacy. Hillary was named Arkansas Woman of the Year in 1983 and Arkansas Mother of the Year in 1984. Hillary served as first lady of the United States for eight years, where she headed the Task Force on National Health Care Reform.