Living History

by Hillary Rodham Clinton, Hillary Clinton | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: 0743528336 Global Overview for this book
Registered by narfinmagic of Freehold, New Jersey USA on 10/1/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by narfinmagic from Freehold, New Jersey USA on Saturday, October 01, 2005
Approximately 7 hours on 4 cassettes (Abridged version)

Journal Entry 2 by narfinmagic from Freehold, New Jersey USA on Wednesday, October 26, 2005
I enjoyed Hilary's memoir much more than I thought I would.

Journal Entry 3 by narfinmagic at Bookrelay in Bookrelay, Bookrelay -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Released 14 yrs ago (11/15/2005 UTC) at Bookrelay in Bookrelay, Bookrelay -- Controlled Releases

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Mailing to gnissorckoob who accepted this on the relays.

Journal Entry 4 by gnissorckoob from Miami, Florida USA on Wednesday, November 30, 2005
I have been wanting to read this. I did read part of it one time in a Barnes & Noble store, and looked at all the pictures.

Thank you, narf. Will journal more after I hear it. [And I really like your BXing label that says "What a novel idea"!]

Journal Entry 5 by gnissorckoob from Miami, Florida USA on Tuesday, December 06, 2005
Started listening. Up to tape 2 now. Like narf, I am enjoying it even more than I expected.

I liked the part during their childhood when her brother wanted to dig his way to China in the backyard, and their mother encouraged him by adding an occasional chopstick and fortune cookie to the hole when he wasn't looking.

It seems that HC's lifelong concern with children may have grown out of the knowledge that her mother had been a rejected and forlorn child.

Journal Entry 6 by gnissorckoob from Miami, Florida USA on Friday, December 09, 2005
Basically, it deals with HC's 8 years as First Lady. On the last tape she deals with the Lewinsky matter.

Some parts I liked:
--Hillary's learning from Nelson Mandela
--her clear-eyed ability to take responsibility for her mistakes and learn from them
--the discussion of crossing over from advocate to policy maker, a distinction I found helpful
--human rights equaling women's rights (unforgettable story of 12 year old forced sex worker who acquired AIDS)
--Hillary's sense of humor; e.g., tabloid news of her adopting an alien baby

12/20/05 Mailed to DameEdna via BookRelay.com

Journal Entry 7 by DameEdna from Monroe Township, New Jersey USA on Monday, January 02, 2006
So happy to get this from bookrelay! We are great fans of Hillary; in fact, my daughter has met her! Looking forward to this.

Journal Entry 8 by DameEdna from Monroe Township, New Jersey USA on Saturday, March 04, 2006
I enjoyed listening to this very much, especially since it was read by the author. There was not a lot I didn't know already, but hearing her tell her own story was still a treat. As a dyed-in-the-wool Democrat, and HUGE FOB (fan of Bill), I guess I started out completely prejudiced, but so what? I think Hillary is brilliant and it's a crying shame this country is not ready for a woman president.

Journal Entry 9 by DameEdna from Monroe Township, New Jersey USA on Sunday, March 05, 2006
Going out to a bookrelayer.

Journal Entry 10 by mellion108 from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan USA on Saturday, March 11, 2006
Woo hoo! This arrived today, damedna. Thanks so much for sending it my way. I think this gets bumped to the top of my Mt. Audio TBR. I think it's very appropriate that I got this at the same time as I got my order of buttons and bumper stickers from Evolvefish. I think I'll listen to this while proudly wearing my Definition of Liberal button. :)

Thanks again!
Abridged, 4 cassettes, approximately 7 hours

Synopsis:
Hillary Rodham Clinton is known to hundreds of millions of people around the world. Yet few beyond her close friends and family have ever heard her account of her extraordinary journey. She writes with candor, humor and passion about her upbringing in suburban middle-class America in the 1950s and her transformation from Goldwater Girl to student activist to controversial First Lady. Living History is her revealing memoir life through the White House years. It is also her chronicle of living history with Bill Clinton, a thirty-year adventure in love and politics that survives personal betrayal, relentless partisan investigations, and constant public scrutiny.

Hillary Rodham Clinton came of age during a time of tumultuous social and political change in America. Like many women of her generation, she grew up with choices and opportunities unknown to her mother or grandmother. She charted her own course through unexplored terrain—responding to the changing times and her own internal compass—and became an emblem for some and a lightning rod for others. Wife, mother, lawyer, advocate, and international icon, she has lived through America's great political wars, from Watergate to Whitewater.

The only First Lady to play a major role in shaping domestic legislation, Hillary Rodham Clinton traveled tirelessly around the country to champion health care, expand economic and educational opportunity and promote the needs of children and families, and she criss-crossed the globe on behalf of women's rights, human rights and democracy. She redefined the position of First Lady, and helped save the presidency from an unconsitutional, politically motiviated impeachement. Intimate, powerful and inspiring, Living History captures the essence of one of the most remarkable women of our time and the challenging process by which she came to define herself and find her own voice—as a woman and as a formidable figure in American politics.

Journal Entry 11 by mellion108 from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan USA on Saturday, March 25, 2006
I really enjoyed listening to this and getting yet another view of the craziness of Washington. Although Hillary's narration is a bit dry at times and sounds exactly like what it is—a reading—I still liked hearing about her childhood memories and her experiences in the 60s on through her Senate election. It's interesting to get a feel for the "realness" of the people behind the Presidency. I chuckled quite a bit over the images of President Clinton role-playing with Yitzhak Rabin on how to shake hands with Yasser Arafat as well as the visual of the President sweating and straining to separate his daughter's bunkbeds in her college dorm room.

It's clear that Hillary Clinton is devoted to her daughter. It's also clear that she has a strong sense of who she is and what she stands for. I can see her continuing to be a powerful ambassador throughout the world, continuing to fight for improved conditions for women and children. Although I doubt that I'll be fortunate enough to see a woman President, let alone a liberal woman as U.S. President in my lifetime, I hope that Hillary continues to fight the good fight!

This audio is now on its way to SalDragski. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 12 by SalDragski from San Antonio, Texas USA on Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Received today via the bookrelay site.

Journal Entry 13 by SalDragski from San Antonio, Texas USA on Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Abridged and read by the author. Pretty good political book and Hillary told it like she felt it during Bills' "exploits". Abridged is definitely the way to go on nonfiction. It cuts through the soft words and gets to the meat of the book.

Journal Entry 14 by SalDragski at Chilies @ Bandera &1604 in San Antonio, Texas USA on Friday, July 27, 2007

Released 12 yrs ago (7/27/2007 UTC) at Chilies @ Bandera &1604 in San Antonio, Texas USA

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