Monday, May 12, 2014

Book Buzz: Excerpt From Hillary Clinton's New Memoir

by Kelly Lawler)

(Photo: Simon & Schuster)

It turns out Hillary Clinton's mom liked Dancing With the Stars, just like your mom.

Vogue has published an exclusive excerpt from Hillary Clinton's new memoir, Hard Choices, all about Clinton's relationship with her mother, Dorothy Rodham, who died in 2011. In the excerpt Clinton writes:

Mom loved mystery novels, Mexican food, Dancing With the Stars, (we actually managed to get her to a taping of the show once), and most of all her grandchildren. My nephew Zach Rodham's school was just five minutes away, and he came over many afternoons to visit her. Spending time with Fiona and Simon Rodham, her youngest grandchildren, was a precious delight for her. For Chelsea, her grandmother was one of the most important figures in her life. Mom helped Chelsea navigate the unique challenges of growing up in the public eye and, when she was ready, encouraged her to pursue her passion for service and philanthropy.

The memoir is due in June from Simon & Schuster and is Clinton's second. Her first, Living History, was published in 2003 and landed at No. 1 on USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books List.