Off the Sidelines

Off the Sidelines

Raise your Voice, Change the World

Book - 2014
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"Fourteen years before Kirsten Gillibrand succeeded Hillary Rodham Clinton as senator from New York, she heard her future mentor say these life-changing words: 'Decisions are being made every day in Washington, and if you are not part of those decisions, you might not like what they decide, and you'll have no one to blame but yourself.' A young corporate lawyer at the time, Gillibrand felt as if she'd been struck by lightning. She instantly knew that her voice--all women's voices--were essential to shaping the future of this country, and that she had a greater purpose in life: to speak up and effect change. Now, in this extraordinary memoir, the senator, wife, and mother of two recounts her personal journey in public service and galvanizes women to reach beyond their busy lives and make a meaningful difference in the world around them."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2014]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780804179072
0804179077
Branch Call Number: B GILLIBRAND
Characteristics: xviii, 194 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, color, black & white ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Weil, Elizabeth 1969-

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Jul 09, 2015

so nice to read a book by a political person that isn't just a smear job on someone else. this author talks about what she is interested in and how she has tried to make a difference rather than accusing everyone else of being and idiot or disloyal. good autobiographical read

May 24, 2015

I was looking for hope for the future, since things in D.C seem so dysfunctional and dystopian. I found it here. This book is the voice of a sane, sensible person who cares about important issues and pushes hard for them in a non-combative or adversarial way. A refreshing voice of reason, Senator Gillibrand is someone to watch.

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