Pin-Up Girl

Everyone's got a back-story, and that includes former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, though in her case you'd think the main story – the one about being the first woman in history to hold that post – would be enough. Think again. Albright's unique new pictorial memoir, Read My Pins: Stories From a Diplomat's Jewel Box, created in conjunction with an exhibit this past fall at the Museum of Arts & Design in New York, blends both stories by approaching professional milestones through her famous brooch collection, using each piece of jewelry as the stepping-off point for each remembrance. As you will learn, Albright's pins held symbolic meanings for her, and she wore them accordingly throughout her career. Albright, who has a Denver past, will return to town tonight for a presentation and book signing at the Tattered Cover LoDo, 1628 16th Street.

Free numbers for a place in the book-signing line will be given out beginning at noon for the 1 p.m. appearance, and seating for the reading is first-come, first-served; for more information, go to or call 303-436-1070.
Tue., Dec. 22, 1 p.m., 2009

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Susan Froyd started writing for Westword as the "Thrills" editor in 1992 and never quite left the fold. These days she still freelances for the paper in addition to walking her dogs, enjoying cheap ethnic food and reading voraciously. Sometimes she writes poetry.
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