Senator Claire McCaskill In Conversation for her new memoir Plenty Ladylike


Walk-In Admission Packages Purchases are welcome at Unity Temple on The Plaza on Sunday, August 16, 2015, after 1:00 PM until our Event is Sold Out.  Online Admission Package Ordering for this Event has STOPPED as of Sunday, August 16, 2015, at 11:00 AM, Central Time.

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Claire McCaskill, U.S. Senator from Missouri, will be In Conversation with Steve Kraske from The Kansas City Star about Claire’s New Memoir Plenty Ladylike.  Presented by Rainy Day Books & The Kansas City Star.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Claire McCaskill was the first woman from Missouri elected as a United States senator in 2006 and continues to serve in that position today. She has a BA and a JD from the University of Missouri and worked for the Jackson County prosecutor's office before she was elected to her first state legislature position in the Missouri House in 1982. She lives in St. Louis.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  Claire McCaskill grew up in a political family, but not at a time that welcomed women with big plans. She earned a law degree, and paid her way through school by working as a waitress. By 1982 Claire had set her sights on the Missouri House of Representatives. Typically, one voter whose door she knocked on said: "You're too young; your hair is too long; you're a girl....Go find yourself a husband." That door was slammed in her face, but Claire always kept pushing--first as a prosecutor of arsonists and rapists, and then all the way to the door of a cabal of Missouri politicians that had secret meetings to block her legislation.

In this candid, lively, and forthright memoir Senator McCaskill describes her uphill battle to become who she is today, from her failed first marriage to a Kansas City car dealer--the father of her three children--to her current relationship with a Missouri businessman, who she describes as "a life partner." She reveals every aspect of her ups and downs with Bill and Hillary Clinton and her decision to endorse Barack Obama's candidacy. It was her daughter, Maddie, who put Claire on the spot at a time when Claire wasn't sure what to do. From the day she was elected homecoming queen in high school to her long shot reelection as Senator after secretly helping to nominate a right wing extremist as her opponent,

Claire has loved politics and winning. Her memoir is unconventional: unsparing in its honesty, full of sharp humor and practical wisdom, and rousing in its defense of female ambition.

DATE & TIME:  Sunday, August 16, 2015 at 2:00 PM

LOCATION:  Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112

EVENT FORMAT:  Senator Claire McCaskill will be In Conversation with Vivien Jennings, Founder & President of Rainy Day Books about the Senator’s New Memoir Plenty Ladylike and answer audience questions.  A Booksigning follows the Presentation.  A Stamped Admission Ticket is required for the Booksigning.

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  Walk-In Admission Packages Purchases are welcome at Unity Temple on The Plaza on Sunday, August 16, 2015, after 1:00 PM until our Event is Sold Out.  Online Admission Package Ordering for this Event has STOPPED as of Sunday, August 16, 2015, at 11:00 AM, Central Time.  $26.00 plus Kansas Sales Tax includes One Autographed Hardcover of Plenty Ladylike, One Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket, and One Guest Admission Ticket (if needed).  It's your choice for the same price.

PLEASE NOTE:  The Publication & Sale Date for Plenty Ladylike is Tuesday, August 11, 2015.  All Orders will be processed immediately.  Books and Tickets will be available for In-Store pickup beginning Tuesday, August 11, 2015.  We will automatically have your Admission Packages held at the Will-Call Table of this Event if you are unable to pick them up ahead of time.


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DISCLAIMER:  All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable.  Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination.  Unless otherwise indicated, Authors will only sign Books purchased from Rainy Day Books accompanied by a Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket.  Additional Signed Books are available for purchase at our Author Event.

Event date: 
Sunday, August 16, 2015 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary
707 W. 47th Street
Kansas City, MO 64112
SKU: A9781476756752

AUTOGRAPHED BOOK ONLY: Includes One Author Autographed Hardcover of Plenty Ladylike by Claire McCaskill.

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