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READ MY PINS By: Madeline Albright February 26, 2010

Posted by lycan librarian in book reviews, Books and reading.
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     I don’t care for politics, and I don’t trust politicians, but I love jewelry, and I love a good story. I had always watched Madeline Albright on the news wishing I could go through her jewelry box(es), so was anxious to see READ MY PINS: STORIES FROM A DIPLOMAT’S JEWEL BOX, her luxuriously photo-laden book telling the stories of the pins from her life-long collection.
     Albright wore her pins to literally make a statement, and her staff knew how to act by “reading her pins” when she arrived for work each day. The gorgeous pins she wore to various events had messages, some hidden and some overt, and the tales behind the jewels are now a fascinating piece of American history.
     One downfall to the book, if your checkbook is ailing, is that you will want to buy jewelry during and after reading it. The pictures of the brooches and pins are huge, colorful and mouth-watering, so the weakest among us will succumb — the Lycan Librarian purchased an absolutely beautiful dragon pin.

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