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Dear Madam President
Dear Madam President: An Open Letter to the Women Who Will Run the World | Jennifer Palmieri
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DEAR MADAM PRESIDENT is an empowering letter from former Hillary Clinton Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri to the first woman president, and by extension, to all women working to succeed in any field. By using lessons learned during her experiences with Hillary Clinton, President Obama, and Elizabeth Edwards--to name a few--Palmieri through each chapter creates a forward-thinking framework of inspirational and practical advice for all women everywhere--from boardrooms to living rooms--who are determined to seize control of their lives, their workplaces, and their country. DEAR MADAM PRESIDENT will turn the results of the 2016 election into something incredibly empowering for future female leaders and independent thinkers everywhere. As a country, we haven't wrapped our heads around what it should look like for a woman to be in the job of President. Our only models are men. This of course was seen during the Hillary Clinton campaign, and no one knows this better than Jennifer Palmieri. While wildly disappointed by the outcome of the election, Palmieri optimistically argues in the book that the Clinton candidacy and all she experienced on the campaign trail--confusion, admiration, hate, love, acceptance, rejection--can now open the country up to reimagining women in leadership roles. And that is what Palmieri takes on in this book--redefining expectations for women looking to lead and creating a blueprint for women candidates and leaders to follow.
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RebL
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I zeroed out my #24in48 timer. I think I was around 13 hours. I had a long lunch with a friend & got back at it by audiobooking while trying to convince my pup that grooming nails isn‘t as miserable as he thinks. Now, in conjunction with this book, we are all miserable.

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feminismandyoga
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This is a great short listen for women who want to break some glass, especially in politics. Though an open letter to the first woman who will be president one day, it's also for those who are working in that direction. It details the path of the Clinton campaign with some interesting introspection and advice to avoid the same pitfalls. Perhaps we'll get there one day.
Its definitely a wake up call to be more invested in politics.

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Readaholics
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Mehso-so

A good short essay on how difficult the election was for Hillary. It did made me angry when it‘s laid out bare, but it didn‘t inspire me to run for President. It‘s part rant, part advice column. I wish she had just ranted vs. trying to give advice. But I appreciated both. The mash up was just sometimes awkward.

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Librariana
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"How women can lead in a new way... how we can create a new model of leadership in our own image, not a man's."

#audiobook #currentlylistening #ivoted

BarbaraTheBibliophage Look up www.jesskingforcongress.com She‘s in my district, and it seems like she read that sentence. Sadly, the district is deeply Republican and it looks like she won‘t win. 😰😰 8mo
Librariana @BarbaraTheBibliophage - I looked her up and she sounds absolutely phenomenal!! Such a shame we aren't all on the same page about leadership that can help lift all of us up 😔 I was rooting for Lisa Brown out here in WA, but it looks like she'll be conceding to McMorris-Rodgers (R) 😥 It's tough being a blue gal in a traditionally red city 😕 8mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘m proud to be that blue dot, but it IS tough. What city are you in in WA? We have family and friends in Seattle and Tacoma. Also know a state legislator in Tacoma who is fabulous (and a Dem). 8mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage p.s. Maybe I‘ll read this book next or soon—it‘s on my Kindle shelf already. 8mo
Librariana @BarbaraTheBibliophage - I hope you can get to this one soon, although I'm sure you're probably already reading lots of amazing things. I will say that it's a good blend/balance of memoir and advice. As for your former question, I'm in Spokane, Washington. I'm glad you're a fellow blue dot. I'm in fabulous company 😊💙 7mo
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Hooked_on_books
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This slim volume advertises itself as a letter to the first woman president (whomever she may be) from a veteran of Hillary Clinton‘s campaign. It is largely a memoir of the author but offers some thoughts based on what Hillary had to deal with in her campaign, as well as a hopeful message and urge to not be defeated by these things, which makes it a worthwhile read.

Librariana Excellent review! Very well said 😊 8mo
Hooked_on_books @Librariana Thanks! 😙 8mo
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BekaReid
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Pickpick

This was a quick read with some good insights... between a pick and and so-so for me

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CGeorge
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I thought I was done with my 2016 election reads, but I couldn‘t help myself. This was well done.

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Floresj
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Mehso-so

Quick book that is meant to be a letter for the first woman president. I liked some parts (examples from the Obama White House) but didn‘t enjoy reliving the 2016 election (once was enough for me). I wished the book gave more depth or examples of women leaders from around the world to back up each chapter with showing us not telling us what to do. Decent, not amazing for for me.

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Twocougs
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Thank you Jennifer Palmieri, for you insight, thoughtfulness, and honesty. Yes there is politics here, but the bigger messages and advice was even better. #13in3 I‘m two hours in, not sure if I‘ll make it or not, but will make the effort😀

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Jen2
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Pickpick

Good, sad and frustrating

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Linds
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Mehso-so

Some interesting insights from an insider but nothing that seemed revelatory. Though I can see it aging well, and being a more important read in 5-10 years for those too young to remember the 2016 election. For now I think the format, open letter to the future first madam president, falls flat. At its worst it is light on wisdom and heavy on fortune cookie one liners.

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Blaire
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An open letter to the future female president of the us, palmieri gives a behind the scenes look at how Clinton‘s gender impacted how voters and the media viewed her. Advice for the first woman to be president as well as details about decision making on the campaign and the author‘s emotions as campaign hits and the ultimate loss unfolded. Short, hopeful, and insightful, a nice audiobook for these sometimes dark seeming days.

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HardcoverHearts
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I like the direction this book is taking, by assuming a woman has won a future US Presidential election and documenting the ways in which we failed to see how the system is unable to view an ambitious woman as presidential, and the ways that needs to be dismantled.

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Jeanne_S
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Pickpick

Quick read

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BookishMarginalia
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Pickpick

This one gave me all the feels. Highly recommended!

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Librarybelle
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In today‘s “look what came in for Jess from the library...” So excited to read this (perks of being the adult fiction and nonfiction selector for the library system is purchasing books you want to read too!).

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AlexGeorge
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Loved this. I‘m going to give it to my daughter. She just turned 13 last week. Never too soon, right?

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Suetara
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Pickpick

This book is small but mighty-lots of lessons about having grace under fire and how failure doesn‘t necessarily mean defeat.

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Gina07
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When I started reading it today I immediately began thinking of my daughter who wants to graduate in 4 years, leave our conservative area of the country, & go to college. She plans on going to law school & immediately start working on her own political career to eventually achieve her goal of becoming a United States Senator. This is the book for her & every girl who will run the world like a girl!

“Who run the world? Girls” #Bey

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AustenJennings
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Great reading tonight from Jennifer Palmieri!

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cariashley
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Book haul from Parnassus, all signed! My mom and I were ridiculously lucky to be there when Jennifer Palmieri was doing a reading. She was full of so much wisdom and hope. It was slightly ruined when, after a discussion of barriers to women in politics and powerful roles, the man behind us in the signing line pushed us out of the way when we were mid-conversation with her to get his own book signed. Kind of astounding. Sigh.

DebinHawaii Nice haul! 📚👍It's a shame about the jerky pushy guy! 1y
Itchyfeetreader This sounds good for when I am allowed to buy books again ... 1y
cariashley @DebinHawaii I know. I had a real “ugh, men” rest of my day! 1y
cariashley @Itchyfeetreader yeah I definitely broke my own book buying ban, big time! 1y
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WanderingBookaneer
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A long letter to the next female to run for the presidency; it is filled with lessons learned from Hillary Clinton‘s campaign. #OneSittingRead ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Bookladylinda This sounds interesting! 1y
cariashley I just met her today and she was so wonderful!! I can‘t wait to read this. 1y
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WanderingBookaneer
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❤️ My library hold came in! ❤️

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Cynsanch

Just started this book and it‘s already breaking my heart!

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Sara_Planz
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No matter your politics, the advice given to any woman who seeks to be in a leadership position is well thought out and truly inspiring.

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