Now that the news is out and Hillary Clinton is officially running for president in 2016, people are looking more deeply into the former First Lady/New York State Senator/Secretary of State and her myriad accomplishments. And in addition to her long political career, she's a writer, but how many books has Hillary Clinton written? An impressive number: she's authored six books since 1996. Not too shabby for someone who’s not a writer by trade.
Clinton’s best-known works are her two memoirs, Hard Choices and Living History . Living History, published in 2003, tracks Clinton’s childhood in the suburbs of Chicago, her years as a student activist at Wellesley College, and up through her time in the White House as the First Lady. She also addresses the infamous Monica Lewinsky affair, calling it "the most devastating, shocking and hurtful experience of my life."
In 2014’s Hard Choices , Clinton reflects on “the crises, choices, and challenges she faced during her four years as America’s 67th Secretary of State” — a position Clinton was “surprised” to have Obama, her 2008 presidential campaign rival, offer to her. Although Hard Choices was panned by reviewers, it’s seen a resurgence in popularity over the past few days thanks to the addition of a new epilogue that looked forward to the launch of her presidential campaign.
But there's more. An Invitation to the White House: At Home with History, which was published in 2000, offers an inside look at the White House during Clinton's time as the country's First Lady. And 1998's Dear Socks, Dear Buddy: Kids' Letters to the First Pets offers an inside look at the former First Family's pets, Socks (cute cat) and Buddy (cute dog), also providing a history of the beloved pets who have passed through the iconic house. In 1996, Clinton released It Takes a Village: And Other Lessons Children Teach Us, which became a New York Times bestseller. Also attributed to Clinton is 1997's The Unique Voice of Hillary Rodham Clinton, a compilation of Clinton's quotes culled from interviews, appearances, and conversations.
Although her books weren't all bestsellers, Clinton's impressive bibliography makes it clear that she's dedicated to sharing her vision and beliefs with the world. Perhaps a third, more presidential memoir is on the horizon?
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