Read My Pins by Madeleine Albright
Stories from a Diplomat's Jewel Box

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 3 Critic Reviews



New from New York Times bestselling author and former secretary of state Madeleine Albright, Read My Pins is a story and celebration of how one woman’s jewelry collection was used to make diplomatic history. Exploring the use of the pin or brooch as a means of personal and diplomatic expression and featuring a gallery of fascinating photographs, this unique, intimate, and revealing biography offers a whole new side of Secretary Albright, one of our most beloved public servants.


About Madeleine Albright

See more books from this Author
Madeleine Albright is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Prague Winter, Memo to the President, The Mighty and the Almighty, and Read My Pins. She was U.S. Secretary of State from 1997 to 2001. Her distinguished career of public service includes positions in the National Security Council, as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, and on Capitol Hill.
Published September 29, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 176 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for Read My Pins

The Washington Post

Nevertheless, that's the thrust of "Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection," an exhibition of largely costume jewelry owned and worn by the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations (1993-97) and U.S. secretary of state (1997-2001), on view at the Smithsonian Castle.

Jul 09 2010 | Read Full Review of Read My Pins: Stories from a ...

Bookmarks Magazine

Included are the antique eagle purchased to celebrate Albright's appointment as secretary of state, the zebra pin she wore when meeting Nelson Mandela, and the Valentine's Day heart forged by Albright's five-year-old daughter.

May 28 2012 | Read Full Review of Read My Pins: Stories from a ...

In Madeleine Albright's offbeat illustrated memoir, Read My Pins , the diplomat explains how, as President Clinton's secretary of state, she often let her elaborate collection of brooches do (some of) the talking, whether she wore vibrant zebras for a meeting with Nelson Mandela, a bluebird to m...

| Read Full Review of Read My Pins: Stories from a ...

Reader Rating for Read My Pins

An aggregated and normalized score based on 159 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes

Rate this book!

Add Review