Harper Perennial Hell and Other Destinations: A 21st-Century Memoir
Harper Perennial Hell and Other Destinations: A 21st-Century Memoir

Hell and Other Destinations: A 21st-Century Memoir

By Madeleine Albright


Publication Date: April 26, 2022

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New York Times BestsellerIn this revealing, funny, and inspiring memoir, seven-time New York Times bestselling author and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright—among the world’s most admired and tireless public servants—reflects on the challenge of continuing one’s career far beyond the normal age of retirement. The paperback edition includes a new Epilogue by the author.“Richly detailed. . . . An intimate portrait of a diplomat.” —The New Yorker

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, and 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 insightful. It is the tale of our times anchored in lessons for all time, narrated by an extraordinary woman with a matchless zest for life.

About the Author

Madeleine Albright is the author of seven New York Times bestsellers including Fascism: A Warning, Prague Winter, Madam Secretary, and Read My Pins. She was U.S. Secretary of State from 1997 to 2001. Her distinguished career of public service includes positions on the National Security Council, as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, and on Capitol Hill. She is a resident of Washington, D.C., and Virginia.

Format: Paperback

Length: 384 pages

Publisher: Harper Perennial

Publication Date: April 26, 2022

ISBN: 9780062802279

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