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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (819 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Hillary Rodham Clinton Narrator: Hillary Rodham Clinton Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2006 ISBN: 9780743562614
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A splendid celebration of the tenth anniversary of the Grammy Award-winning It Takes a Village, including a new introduction read by Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton.

A decade ago, then First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton chronicled her quest -- both deeply personal and, in the truest sense, public -- to help make our society into the kind of village that enables children to become smart, able, resilient adults. For more than thirty-five years, Senator Clinton has made children her passion and her cause. Her long experience has strengthened her conviction that how children develop and what they need to succeed are inextricably entwined with the society in which they live and how well it sustains and supports its families and individuals. In other words, it takes a village to raise a child.

In her new introduction, Senator Clinton reflects on how our village has changed over the last decade -- from the impact of the Internet to new research in early child development and education. She discusses issues of increasing concern -- security, the environment, the national debt -- and looks at where we have made progress and where there is still work to be done.

It Takes a Village has become a classic. As relevant as ever, this anniversary edition makes it abundantly clear that the choices we make today about how we raise our children and how we support families will determine how our nation will face the challenges of this century.

Over one million dollars in royalty proceeds from It Takes a Village have been donated to children's charities by Hillary Rodham Clinton. Proceeds from this edition also will be donated. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Compelling. A book about the basics, for nothing could be more basic than the way a nation cares for its children.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “An extraordinary gift.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “An entertaining book of unseen power…the impact of Hillary Clinton's genuine belief in a children-loving society remains in mind long after book's end.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • It Takes a Village deserves to be read…it would be a loss if the nation missed this opportunity to address the issues Hillary Rodham Clinton raises.”

    Christian Science Monitor 

  • “Wonderful and inspiring… important and timely.”

    San Francisco Review of Books

  • “Parents and nonparents should read It Takes a Village to remind them of the simple but essential point: Children must have caring, nurturing, and informed adults around them…A textbook for caring.”

    Dallas Morning News 

  • “A wake-up call…a comprehensive look at what our children need and want and deserve—and aren't getting…We should all be reading it, learning from it, and acting on it.”

    Times-Picayune (New Orleans) 

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donald Powell | 2/7/2014

    " Had a hard time getting through it. The book is more like a labored lecture than the material commands. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cippi | 2/5/2014

    " Inspiring, worth-reading. I vote Hillary for next US President "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stef | 1/31/2014

    " More informative then interesting, but in a good way. Lots of child psychology type stuff. I learned a lot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 1/28/2014

    " I love the way Hillary writes. She is great at writing on a level that it feels she is really talking directly to the reader. I felt that this book gave a great sense of how we should be in our own country towards our children. It takes more than a mom and a dad to raise a well rounded child. It takes many others and it seems there are some areas of our country that lack these values. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trudyg | 1/23/2014

    " Excellent Statement on how people should take care of each other. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 cindy . | 1/22/2014

    " nothing really to take or leave from it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth Vasquez | 1/16/2014

    " Gift from Ernie More; Audiobook "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jamie | 1/15/2014

    " Meh. Maybe it was a better book in the 90's... But probably not. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mariane | 12/7/2013

    " She is really into education and parenting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gayle | 12/2/2013

    " Interesting discussion of public policy, developmental and educational psychology. Nothing much new, though. I was disappointed because I'd hoped to get a better insight into Hillary, the person. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Desiree De wit | 11/15/2013

    " Thought provoking. Enjoyed the insight into the Clinton family. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate | 11/12/2013

    " i do love her, but, man, if you can you should read it instead of listening to her read it herself!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol | 11/11/2013

    " While Hillary is not my idol; I believe wholeheartedly in the truth of this philosophy. The extended family/friends are so important for a child to feel secure and develop necessary values and relationships and gain perspective on a very diverse and complicated sojourn through life. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melanie | 9/19/2013

    " To be fair, I didn't expect to like it. Not exactly a book I'd choose to read for fun - just wanted to get it off my shelf after picking it up for a buck years ago. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marianne | 8/10/2013

    " This book made some very good points about raising children, healthcare, and education. I think that it would be great if the book was updated since things have changed a bit since it was written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christy Eichhols | 12/1/2012

    " Overall I really enjoyed the book. As a teacher it often read as an education 101 lecture. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shannon mp | 11/18/2012

    " LOVE,LOVE, LOVE this book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendy | 8/12/2012

    " LOVED it! I love the philosophy and I love the way Hillary writes. We are our neighbor's keeper..... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaethe | 7/27/2012

    " I appreciate the sentiment, and agree with it. But I think it's falling on deaf ears these days. There seems to be nothing left of the social contract. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jessica Schwab | 5/18/2012

    " I listened to the abridged version so maybe the full book is better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristi | 9/29/2011

    " indeed it does, hillary. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Doug | 8/19/2011

    " It takes a village if your husband is off "smoking" cigars... hillary stick with failed policies over failing rhetoric. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 MMatchak | 4/8/2011

    " Blah. A how-to-ish kind of book for raising productive, functioning future citizens. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathaileen | 2/6/2011

    " I can't believe that anyone would object to this woman! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer Cole | 2/3/2011

    " I listened to this audiobook--great to her Hillary Clinton read this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaethe | 4/21/2010

    " I appreciate the sentiment, and agree with it. But I think it's falling on deaf ears these days. There seems to be nothing left of the social contract. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Freddie | 2/17/2010

    " A friend reminded me how much this little tome means so much to us all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Penny | 2/12/2010

    " Considering this was ahead of the curve, it's great. Now the info in it is pretty well known, so it won't inform as well as when it came out. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Terrie | 1/16/2010

    " The one book I wasn't able to finish, Repetitive! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Doug | 11/19/2009

    " It takes a village if your husband is off "smoking" cigars... hillary stick with failed policies over failing rhetoric. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deleana | 6/28/2009

    " This book re-emphasized many of the feelings and core beliefs about family, extended family and "the village" needed to raise whole children that my family lived. Nothing says more about a society than the way it's children or elderly are cared for. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brian | 2/7/2009

    " Pedantic and trite. Clearly not written with much care or for an intelligent audience. Reminds me of something out of Reader's Digest. "

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About the Author
Author Hillary Rodham Clinton

Hilary Rodham Clinton is a well-known political figure from her both her time as First Lady during her husband’s presidency and her own advancing career. She is the author of her memoir as well as several other books including An Invitation to the White House: At Home with History; Dear Socks, Dear Buddy: Kids' Letters to the First Pets and It Takes a Village: And Other Lessons Children Teach Us.