Susan Rice will be In Conversation for her New Hardcover ~ Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For

On Tuesday, October 22, 2019, at 4:00 PM, CDT, Rainy Day Books entire Staff will leave our Bookstore and go to Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary in preparation for our Susan Rice Author Event.

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Susan Rice, former National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, will be In Conversation with Vivien Jennings, Founder & President of Rainy Day Books about Susan's New Hardcover Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For.  This Event is Co-Presented by Rainy Day Books & Truman Library Institute.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Susan Rice is currently Distinguished Visiting Research Fellow at the School of International Service at American University, a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and a Contributing Opinion Writer for The New York Times.  She serves on the Board of Netflix and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and previously served on several Nonprofit Boards, including the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.  Rice earned her Master’s Degree and Doctorate in International Relations from Oxford University, where she was a Rhodes Scholar, and her B.A. from Stanford University.  A native of Washington, D.C., and Graduate of the National Cathedral School for Girls, she is married to Ian Cameron; they have two children.  Rice is an avid tennis player and long-retired basketball player.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  Recalling pivotal moments from her dynamic career on the front lines of American diplomacy and foreign policy, Susan E. Rice, National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations—delivers an inspiring account of a life in service to family and country.

Although you may think you know Susan Rice, whose name became synonymous with Benghazi following her Sunday news show appearances after the deadly 2012 terrorist attacks in Libya, in Tough Love, the Author reveals the truth of her surprising story with unflinching honesty.  Often mischaracterized by political opponents, Rice emerges as neither a villain nor victim, but a strong, compassionate leader.

Mother, wife, scholar, diplomat, and fierce champion of American interests and values, Rice connects the personal and the professional.  Taught early, with tough love, how to compete and excel as an African American woman in settings where people of color are few, Susan shares wisdom learned along the way.

Laying bare the family struggles that shaped her early life in Washington, D.C., she also examines the ancestral legacies that influenced her.  Rice’s elders, immigrants on one side and descendants of slaves on the other, had high expectations that each generation would rise. And rise they did, but not without paying it forward, in uniform and in the pulpit, as educators, community leaders, and public servants.

Susan too rose rapidly.  She served throughout the Clinton administration, becoming one of the nation’s youngest assistant secretaries of state and, later, one of President Obama’s most trusted advisors.  Rice provides an insider’s account of some of the most complex issues confronting the United States over 3 Decades, ranging from “Black Hawk Down” in Somalia to the genocide in Rwanda and the East Africa embassy bombings in the late 1990s, to Libya, Syria, a secret channel to Iran, the Ebola epidemic, and the opening to Cuba during the Obama Years.

With unmatched insight and characteristic bluntness, she reveals previously untold stories behind recent national security challenges, including confrontations with Russia and China, the War against ISIS, the struggle to contain the fallout from Edward Snowden’s leaks, the U.S. response to Russian interference in the 2016 election, and the surreal transition to the Trump Administration.

DATE & TIME:  Tuesday, October 22, 2019, at 7:00 PM

LOCATION:  A Rainy Day Books Author Event at Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112

EVENT FORMAT:  Susan Rice, former National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, will be In Conversation with Vivien Jennings, Founder & President of Rainy Day Books about Susan's New Hardcover Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For, her life, and her work.  The Presentation will last approximately 1 Hour.  A Meet & Greet Booksigning will follow the Presentation.

ADMISSION PACKAGES (1 or 2 People plus 1 Hardcover of Tough Love):  $30.00 plus Kansas Sales Tax includes 1 Hardcover of Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For, 1 Stamped Author Autograph Admission Ticket, and 1 Guest Admission Ticket (if needed).  It's your choice, for the same price.

Admission Packages are available for purchase through the links below.  You can also Order In-Store at our Sales & Service Counter, or Call us at 913-384-3126 to place a Phone Order during our Normal Business Hours.

The Publication & Sale Date of Tough Love is Tuesday, October 08, 2019.

DISCLAIMER:  All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable.  Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination.

Event date: 
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary
707 W. 47th Street
Kansas City, MO 64112
$30.00
SKU: SusanRiceADMIT2

ADMIT 2 PEOPLE PLUS 1 HARDCOVER:  1 Stamped Author Autograph Admission Ticket, and 1 Guest Admission Ticket, plus 1 Hardcover of Tough Love by Susan Rice.


$30.00
SKU: SusanRiceADMIT1

ADMIT 1 PERSON PLUS 1 HARDCOVER:  1 Stamped Author Autograph Admission Ticket, plus 1 Hardcover of Tough Love by Susan Rice.


$30.00
SKU: A9781501189975

AUTHOR AUTOGRAPHED HARDCOVER:  1 Author Autographed Hardcover of Tough Love by Susan Rice.


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