Praise for Madam Secretary
"From mother and socialite to professor and secretary
of state...she is frank, assertive...straight-shooting."
—The New York Times
"Her portraits of foreign leaders are lively and evocative...the
result is a book that creates a sense of policy made by real people."
—The New Yorker
"Candid, [she] veers comfortably between the personal
and the political. Offers a rare female perspective on diplomatic life."
—Time Out New York
"One of the most diverting political bios in recent memory."
"Thorough and insightful. Filled with shrewd character
sketches of world leaders...Albright's style is engagingly direct. This memoir captures
the disarmingly blunt purposefulness that made its author an irrepressible force
in foreign affairs."
"Madeleine Albright has written a different kind of memoir...It's
"Madam Secretary covers everything from discovering
belatedly that her family was Jewish to her years in the Clinton Administration...unlike
other memoirs, it has hardly a hint of score settling."
"Captivating...absorbing...she writes candidly and perceptively."
"Albright's writing is smooth, captivating and thoughtful.
The book provides a sweeping overview of foreign crises during the entire eight-year
term of the Clinton presidency, with fascinating behind-the-scenes glimpses into
personal encounters with world leaders from across the globe."
"A fascinating mix of the official and the unofficial,
the political and the personal."
—Rocky Mountain News
"Forceful and funny and smart...Albright strikes a note
of commonality with all women."
"The fascinating story of a remarkable person who has
served her country well."
—Dallas Morning News