Hell and Other Destinations: A 21st-Century Memoir

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Six-time New York Times bestselling author and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright--one of the world's most admired and tireless public servants--reflects on the final stages of one's career, and working productively into your later decades in this revealing, funny, and inspiring memoir.

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.

Product Details

Price
$29.99  $27.59
Publisher
Harper
Publish Date
April 14, 2020
Pages
384
Dimensions
5.8 X 1.3 X 9.1 inches | 1.45 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780062802255
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About the Author

Madeleine Albright served as America's sixty-fourth secretary of state from 1997 to 2001. Her distinguished career also in-cludes positions at the White House, on Capitol Hill, and as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. She is a resident of Washington D.C., and Virginia.

Reviews

"Former secretary of state Albright weaves geopolitics with her own life story in this intelligent and personable memoir....She proves to be a capacious storyteller, willing to share personal disappointments, such as the dissolution of her marriage, as well as professional accomplishments. This appealing memoir will charm readers interested in contemporary politics and women's issues."--Publishers Weekly
"This passionately told account of Albright's 'afterlife' will inspire readers to become involved in the issues meaningful to them. Recommended for all interested in politics, leadership, and women's studies."--Library Journal (starred review)