Hillary’s Publisher: This Is ‘The Most Admired Woman in the World’

Jonathan Karp, the president of Hillary Clinton’s publisher, Simon & Schuster, just sent along this promotional e-mail:

Dear Jim,

I thought you might want to know that Hillary Rodham Clinton writes about you in her new book, Hard Choices. She begins this deeply personal and fascinating memoir by describing the end of the 2008 campaign and her gratitude to all the friends and supporters who put 18 million cracks in the “highest, hardest glass ceiling.”

As Secretary Clinton’s publisher, I’m hoping you’ll immediately want to buy a copy of this extraordinary book. Hard Choices is the best account I’ve read of what it’s like to be in the room with the leaders who are confronting some of the most challenging and interesting issues of our time…

I also hope you will forward this letter to your friends and family to let them know of this book’s publication. Even though Hard Choices will be front page news, the best way to appreciate Hillary Clinton’s story is to read it in her own words, unfiltered.

I wanted to convey the magnitude of publishing Hillary Clinton to my nine year-old daughter, so I sat her down at the computer with me, went to Google, and typed in the phrase, “Most Admired Woman in the World.” You can imagine whose name was the first to appear on the screen, again and again and again.

One day, soon, my daughter will be reading Hard Choices and finding great inspiration in Hillary Clinton’s work. I hope this remarkable book will have a similar impact on you and your loved ones.


Jonathan Karp

President and Publisher of Simon & Schuster

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