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It Takes a Village [Kindle Edition]

Hillary Rodham Clinton
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews)

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In celebration of the tenth anniversary of It Takes a Village, this splendid edition includes photographs and a new Introduction by Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton.

A decade ago, then First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton chronicled her quest -- both deeply personal and, in the truest sense, public -- to help make our society into the kind of village that enables children to become smart, able, resilient adults. It Takes a Village is "a textbook for caring.... Filled with truths that are worth a read, and a reread" (The Dallas Morning News).

For more than thirty-five years, Senator Clinton has made children her passion and her cause. Her long experience -- not only through her roles as mother, daughter, sister, and wife but also as advocate, legal expert, and public servant -- has strengthened her conviction that how children develop and what they need to succeed are inextricably entwined with the society in which they live and how well it sustains and supports its families and individuals. In other words, it takes a village to raise a child.

In her new Introduction, Senator Clinton reflects on how our village has changed over the last decade -- from the impact of the Internet to new research in early child development and education. She discusses issues of increasing concern -- security, the environment, the national debt -- and looks at where we have made progress and where there is still work to be done.

It Takes a Village has become a classic. As relevant as ever, this anniversary edition makes it abundantly clear that the choices we make today about how we raise our children and how we support families will determine how our nation will face the challenges of this century.

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The First Lady, a longtime child advocate, expresses her concerns for the children of today's world and offers her ideas for developing our society into one that values children's unique contributions.

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"It Takes a Village deserves to be read...it would be a loss if the nation missed this opportunity to address the issues Hillary Rodham Clinton raises."

-- The Christian Science Monitor


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  • File Size: 991 KB
  • Print Length: 364 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1416540644
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster; Reissue edition (December 26, 2006)
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000N0WTC4
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #288,162 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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320 of 371 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Try reading the book August 7, 2002
Format:Paperback
My leanings are more right than left but I would take issue with anyone who actually read this book (not just decided to berate the title because you don't like the author) and didn't conclude that Hillary Clinton is every bit a proponent of "family values" as the most right-wing republican.
Mrs. Clinton gives the reader a compelling portrait of her vision for America's Children. To all the rocket scientists who'se reviews made the bold statement "It takes a Mother and Father to raise a Child" you are completely missing the point and obviously didn't read paragraph one of the book. In no way does Clinton devalue parental roles she simply acknowledges that at other people have effects on a child's well being. Children rely on safe neighborhoods, good teachers, readily available health-care and many other facets of "The Village" to be raised properly.
Within the book Ms. Clinton introduces a whole litany of social programs some of which I agree with (better health education and diets in school's to combat obesity, required marital counseling, ) and some of which I don't (socialist medicine and Charter Schools--the former will never fly in this country and the latter are proving to be a flop). Reasonable people can disagree, and while I don't see eye to eye with Clinton on some issues her objective is noble and her writing is enjoyable. FOr the record if Chelsea is any indication--Hillary Clinton is an excellent Mom.
There's little middle ground in this country when it comes to Hillary---I've heard the most vile and disgusting things uttered about her and I've seen her almost worshipped. I like to think I can be part of that middle ground--a right-winger who appreciates the intelligent passionate argument that she brings to the table.
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69 of 81 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover
For those of you who lambasted this book for being a Socialist manifesto, may I recommend you actually read it (as opposed to lie about reading it and going on to write a review based solely on your political and religious convictions)?

I was very impressed with how good of a book this is, and I disagree that Hilary had a one-track political agenda in mind when she wrote it. It is obvious from her language and insights that she deeply cares about the welfare of children in America and worldwide, and far from picking a topic that she knew would galvanize public support (say, immigration, health care, social security, etc etc), she makes the bold statement that the best judge of each culture is the welfare of its children. Sadly, that kind of agenda is not going to win her any votes. The irony of that fact of life is exactly her point.

She repeatedly says that she does not think it is up to the state to care for children, but rather, it is up to all of us to see that we, as a culture, ensure that our children are well-cared for. She refers to her own upbringing and the community she grew up in, and says that while she doesn't think it makes sense to try to bring back the '50s, as life in the modern world is radically different, we can try to instill some of the benefits of the community way of life of that era into our modern day hustle and bustle. Her point is that orphans and children of abusive parents left by the wayside often develop into criminals and abusive adults that our own children have to deal with. That is NOT a political diatribe, but an observation anyone with common sense agrees with.
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141 of 186 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Actually Reading This Book Makes For Sensible Reviews November 10, 2000
Format:Paperback
First, of the reviews I've read, far too many of the negative ones were from those who obviously didn't read the book. Those who severely damned it, most likely wouldn't have given Mrs. Clinton the pleasure of their having bought her book. Also, these reviews offer nothing more than a mere, simple-minded critique of the book's title.
While I can certainly agree with the opinion that Mrs. Clinton's book does include, to some extent, mild political propaganda regarding social programs, we must keep in mind that the work is a collection of Hillary Rodham Clinton's personal views. It's absolutely pointless for anyone to share his/her views in a book without supporting those opinions--thus creating propaganda. It's a no-brainer that the author would back up his/her views only with the facts that best support the opinions while shying away from those that do not.
As far as the title of the book is concerned, it certainly DOES take a village to raise a child, and as Mrs. Clinton points out, the village WILL raise the child, with or without the parents. Those parents who carefully guide their children in what they see as the best direction have much better control over the extent the village raises their children. Therefore, those who fail to take an active role in their childrens' lives are essentially leaving the job to the community, which definately has more than its fair share of negative influences and role models that tend to serve as predators waiting for the misguided or the unguided.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I thought it was very well written and interesting. Some thoughtful comments from her.
Published 4 days ago by Jane Knight
4.0 out of 5 stars She does a good job of describing a rationale for the strategies for...
Hillary presents compelling ideas about the dynamics that combine to affect outcomes in children in our country. Read more
Published 11 days ago by Robert Crow
5.0 out of 5 stars Happy to have found the tenth anniversary edition in such ...
Happy to have found the tenth anniversary edition in such good condition. Hillary presents insights gained through her public service and her role as a mother. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mona Goshen
5.0 out of 5 stars I read this book along tim ago....
I was impressed by Hillary's book. I agree with her Idea that it takes all of use to make a better world...
Published 1 month ago by Elizabeth hussey
4.0 out of 5 stars FIRST LADY MATERIAL, MAYBE PRESIDENTIAL!
IT WAS A WONDERFUL SURPRISE TO BE ABLE TO LOOK INTO THE HEART OF A PERSON WHO'S STRIVING TO BE PRESIDENT. Read more
Published 6 months ago by RevCyn
5.0 out of 5 stars Hillary Clinton is my inspiration
Hillary Clinton is an exceptional human being. Kindhearted, pragmatic, diplomatic, and incredibly talented, Clinton paints a moving portrait of the state of children in the US in a... Read more
Published 6 months ago by StudentinMA
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful moment to reflect on where we are as a country.
Great perspective on America by one of the most influential women in America at a time when we need to think more about our future.
Published 8 months ago by simply_put
1.0 out of 5 stars The minds of the "collective" demean the individual.
This is perhaps the worst book ever written if you are a freedom loving American that values individual liberties. Village = collectivism. Read more
Published 8 months ago by J. Winsor
5.0 out of 5 stars HRC - the best
I love Hillary. She wrote this a few years back but it reveals her passion and love for children. Great great book.
Published 9 months ago by R. D. Mackenzie
4.0 out of 5 stars About the Children
In actuality, Hillary Clinton does not write much outside the boundaries of an introductory sociology class in this book. Read more
Published 14 months ago by JMack
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