Off the Sidelines

Off the Sidelines

Raise your Voice, Change the World

Downloadable Audiobook - 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...
Publisher: New York : Books on Tape, 2014
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780553397383
0553397389
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 sound file (6 hr., 38 min., 8 sec.)) : digital

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AQUILEA777
Dec 17, 2017

Gillibrand is a former tobacco attorney who changed from moderate to liberal when she rose from a conservative New York House district to take Hillary's old Senate seat. She wants to be the Democrat nominee in 2020, and is currently seeking notoriety by ostentatiously attacking Trump. Hillary wrote a foreward, read by an actress, troweling on praise to a nauseous level. Gillibrand then reads her book in a childish, petulant voice reminiscent of Dan Quayle.
--- Women should have everything. They must take over the country and change it to their own liking. All women must join in the quest for self-advantage.
--- She boasts of tough female forebears -- her karate-expert mother, and her valiant grandmother who threw her drunken grandfather out. Gillibrand owes her own superior toughness to these rugged predecessors.
--- To prove how tough she is, Gillibrand sprinkles her narrative with profanities, and revels in her use of "f__k" in addressing senior colleagues, reading aloud with pride and pleasure -- a truly feminine contemporary female leader.
--- I gave up after a few minutes, feeling I had had enough.

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