Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Read My Pins

Read My Pins: Stories from a Diplomat's Jewel Box by Madeleine Albright 176 pp.

Former U.S. Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright is a collector of pins and brooches. Most of her collection is costume jewelry with some more expensive pieces. Some she purchased, others were gifted to her. The collection itself is not particularly remarkable. The intriguing part was how she used her pins as tools in her diplomatic duties. Frequently, her stance on issues was displayed right there on her dress or suit. The press learned to check on her jewelry before important meetings and negotiations. This is a quick, light read.

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