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Madam Secretary by Madeleine Albright
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Dec 14, 09

bookshelves: grown-up-books
Read in December, 2009

I read this memoir while also reading Bill Clinton's. Should you ever find yourself torn between the two, go for this one. Albright is insightful, a shrewd judge of character, self-deprecating, funny, and brings you into her thought processes throughout her public career, lending an entirely new dimension to one's understanding of US foreign policy in the 90s. She writes about the advice she received once from Gabriel Garcia-Marquez: "When you write your memoirs, do not be angry." Albright, unlike Clinton, seems to have taken this advice to heart, and her work is much better for it.

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