John Kerry, Every Day Is Extra

John Kerry will be in conversation with Jon Western, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty; Carol Hoffmann Collins '63 Professor of International Relations. This event is sponsored by the Odyssey Bookshop and the Mount Holyoke College Department of Politics and the Department of International Relations, the McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives, and the Weissman Center for Leadership

Please click here to purchase a ticket. (200 Available) The ticket price includes a copy of Every Day Is Extra and priority seating & entry to the signing line. Priority seats will be released on a first-come, first-served basis
A limited number of seats may be available  on the night of the event but entry is not guaranteed.  Any open seats will be released at 7:25pm to those waiting in line. 
Doors open at 6:30pm. Books may be picked up at The Odyssey between 10:00am Tuesday, September 4 and 6:00pm Monday, September 24 or at the Will Call table prior to the event , which will be located outside Chapin Auditorium and will open at 6:30pm on the day of the event.

John Kerry tells the story of his remarkable American life—from son of a diplomat to decorated Vietnam veteran, five-term United States senator, 2004 Democratic presidential nominee, and Secretary of State for four years—a revealing memoir by a witness to some of the most important events of our recent history.

Every Day Is Extra is John Kerry’s candid personal story. A Yale graduate, Kerry enlisted in the US Navy in 1966, and served in Vietnam. He returned home highly decorated but disillusioned, and testified powerfully before Congress as a young veteran opposed to the war.

Kerry served as a prosecutor in Massachusetts, then as lieutenant governor, and was elected to the Senate in 1984, eventually serving five terms. In 2004 he was the Democratic presidential nominee and came within one state—Ohio—of winning. Kerry returned to the Senate, chaired the important Foreign Relations Committee, and succeeded Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State in 2013. In that position he tried to find peace in the Middle East; dealt with the Syrian civil war while combatting ISIS; and negotiated the Iran nuclear deal and the Paris climate agreement.

Every Day Is Extra is Kerry’s passionate, insightful, sometimes funny, always moving account of his life. Kerry tells wonderful stories about colleagues Ted Kennedy and John McCain, as well as President Obama and other major figures. He writes movingly of recovering his faith while in the Senate, and deplores the hyper-partisanship that has infected Washington.

Few books convey as convincingly as this one the life of public service like that which John Kerry has lived for fifty years. 
Every Day Is Extra shows Kerry for the dedicated, witty, and authentic man that he is, and provides forceful testimony for the importance of diplomacy and American leadership to address the increasingly complex challenges of a more globalized world.
John Forbes Kerry is a former Secretary of State and five-term US Senator. Kerry is the author of Every Day Is ExtraA Call to Service: My Vision for a Better AmericaThe New War, and the best-selling This Moment on Earth. He is currently a Distinguished Fellow for Global Affairs at Yale University as well as the inaugural Visiting Distinguished Statesman for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Kerry and his wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry, have two daughters, three sons, and seven grandchildren.
Event date: 
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
Chapin Auditorium, Mary Woolley Hall
50 College St.
South Hadley, MA 01075
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ISBN: 9781501178955
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - September 4th, 2018

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