Meet Hillary Rodham Clinton as she signs copies of her new book, Hard Choices, at Books & Books in Westhampton Beach this Sunday afternoon.
Hard Choices is Clinton’s inside account of the crises, choices and challenges she faced during her four years as America’s 67th secretary of state, and how those experiences drive her view of the future.
“All of us face hard choices in our lives,” Clinton writes at the start of this personal chronicle of years at the center of world events. “Life is about making such choices. Our choices and how we handle them shape the people we become.”
In the aftermath of her 2008 presidential run, Clinton expected to return to representing New York in the United States Senate. To her surprise, her former rival for the Democratic Party nomination, newly elected President Barack Obama, asked her to serve in his administration as secretary of state. Hard Choices is the memoir of the four extraordinary and historic years that followed, and the decisions that she and her colleagues confronted.
Drawing on conversations with numerous leaders and experts, Clinton offers her views on what it will take for the United States to compete and thrive in an interdependent world. Secretary Clinton’s descriptions of diplomatic conversations at the highest levels offer readers a master class in international relations, as does her analysis of how we can best use “smart power” to deliver security and prosperity in a rapidly changing world, one in which America remains the indispensable nation.
Clinton is the author of several bestselling books, including her memoir Living History, and her work on children, It Takes a Village.
The signing at Books & Books, 130 Main Street, Westhampton Beach, will take place on Sunday, August 24, at 2 p.m. Note that no one will be allowed in the signing line without a pre-purchased wristband reservation. A limited number of wristbands will be distributed to customers who purchase a copy of Hard Choices. There is a limit of two books per person and only a limited number of copies of Hard Choices will be signed. For more information, visit booksandbookswhb.com.