Clintons add Danville's Rakestraw as stop on new book tour

But October event featuring Hillary and Chelsea Clinton already sold out

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and author Chelsea Clinton will be heading to Rakestraw Books in Danville on Oct. 20 to talk about their new work “The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience.” (Photo courtesy Rakestraw Books, photo credit: Joe McNally)

Mother-daughter duo of former secretary of state and presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton and author and advocate Chelsea Clinton are scheduled to appear in downtown Danville next month.

The Clintons, who have embarked on a book tour for their first collaborative work, “The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience,” will be heading to Rakestraw Books in Danville on Oct. 20 as a part of their tour, the downtown bookstore announced this week.

But the event is already sold out, according to the store.

Rakestraw staff said the book was written in celebration of the women who have inspired the authors throughout their lives, and that the duo will be meeting with Danville residents to share these stories about women who have had the courage to “stand up to the status quo, ask hard questions, and get the job done.”

The authors write, “Ensuring the rights, opportunities, and full participation of women and girls remains a big piece of unfinished business of the twenty-first century. Finishing it is going to take all of us standing shoulder to shoulder, across the generations, across genders. This is not a moment for anyone to leave the fight, or sit on the sidelines waiting for the perfect moment to join.”

Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old climate activist whose Asperger’s syndrome has shaped her advocacy; civil rights activist Dorothy Height; LGBTQ trailblazer Edie Windsor; swimmer Diana Nyad; writers like Rachel Carson and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie; historian Mary Beard; and activists like Harriet Tubman and Malala Yousafzai.

Though the book-signing is sold out, the book can still be found starting on Oct. 1 at Rakestraw Books, 3 Railroad Ave., Danville.

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29 people like this
Posted by PJ
a resident of Alamo
on Sep 13, 2019 at 8:28 am

"Gutsy Women"...Is there a chapter on Paula Jones, who stood up to vicious attacks by Hillary Clinton after Bill sexually assaulted her?

Hillary Clinton knows nothing about being "gutsy"...If she was "gutsy" she would have left her sexual predator husband Bill decades ago, instead of selling her soul for money.

27 people like this
Posted by Paul
a resident of Danville
on Sep 13, 2019 at 9:41 am

Can't the Clinton's just go away and leave us alone. She just can't let it go.

21 people like this
Posted by C. R. Mudgeon
a resident of Danville
on Sep 13, 2019 at 10:24 am

C. R. Mudgeon is a registered user.

So very hard to resist a snarky comment.....

Oh, I can't resist.

Maybe their next book together should be a how-to book, on how to peddle political influence for fun and profit, via a "charitable" foundation.

Because it's always been so surprising to me that so many foreign countries and foreign political figures wanted to throw millions of dollars at the Clinton Family Foundation. Just out of the goodness of their hearts, I suppose....

It's nice to see Chelsea and Hillary being such good pals. Chelsea has also done a great job at "leveraging" her mother's prior positions for a variety of high-paying gigs, such as at NBC, as well as their own foundation, which obviously couldn't have done as much "good" in the world without high-priced guidance....

I recall a line from the old James Michener novel, "Hawaii". Michener was referring to the missionaries that came to the Hawaiian islands in the 1800's, and whose descendants grew wealthy in various business pursuits. But the quote seems applicable here, as well.

"They came to the islands to do good, and they did right well."

20 people like this
Posted by T Barks
a resident of Danville
on Sep 14, 2019 at 2:26 pm

Anything for a buck. But seriously, why come to Danville to sell a few books. Makes no sense at all. And I'm sure we get to pay for her protection. She's not worth it.

4 people like this
Posted by Jerry
a resident of Alamo
on Sep 16, 2019 at 10:03 am

You guys need to get a life. If you don't like it, don't go; no one is asking and I am not even a Hillary supporter. The Bill issue is a dead horse, give it a rest, there is noting wrong about getting a BJ anywhere. This is a personal issue and noting to do with politics. But you have no issues with 3 failed marriages, countless cheating scandals, and bankruptcies for starters. But I understand the double standard.

As for Why Danville? It's a battle ground area just like the OC in LA, it's a tossup with progressive overtaking in the near future. Underground initiative of Divest California is working, if 10% of Californians (4M people) move to other states there is a good chance they will vote Democrats.

14 people like this
Posted by Alamo Ron
a resident of Alamo
on Sep 16, 2019 at 10:33 am

Lock her up!

4 people like this
Posted by Alamo Ron
a resident of Alamo
on Sep 16, 2019 at 10:34 am

Lock her up!

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Posted by To Alamo Ron
a resident of Alamo
on Sep 16, 2019 at 12:07 pm

Alamo Ron:
Can you please come up with a new slogan that hasn't been used again, and again, and again, AND AGAIN? You are just proving to everyone that the president's supporters have limited education and are unable to think for themselves.

2 people like this
Posted by Alamo Ron
a resident of Alamo
on Sep 16, 2019 at 4:42 pm

Situate the female in fetters!

17 people like this
Posted by Long Term Resident
a resident of Danville
on Sep 16, 2019 at 4:55 pm

I'm always amazed how people compare Bill Clinton and Trump regarding how they treat women and somehow put Trump at the bottom. Trump got married, fell out of love, got divorced, and remarried a couple of times. He then provided alimony and child support. Bill Clinton took advantage of a young intern and destroyed her life forever. I feel sorry for Monica Lewinsky. I don't feel sorry for Ivana Trump or Marla Maples.

It is also interesting how the Clinton Foundation lost its luster and funding once Hillary lost the election. It's hard not to view it as a clever tax-advantaged shelter for people to donate to the Clintons with strings attached.

In the end, I'm sure there won't be any violent protests when Hillary and her daughter show up. I wish the same could be said when conservative speakers want to speak at UC Berkeley or when Trump visits California. You never saw the Tea Party do to Obama what the liberal left do to Trump.

6 people like this
Posted by What?
a resident of Danville
on Sep 18, 2019 at 7:58 am

I, for one, can't wait for the lovely Hillary and her spawn to visit our town...


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Posted by cathy247
a resident of Alamo
on Sep 18, 2019 at 8:32 am

cathy247 is a registered user.

I'm with Ron, lock her up!

2 people like this
Posted by Jerry
a resident of Alamo
on Sep 18, 2019 at 1:06 pm

Young intern? 23 or 24 years old at the time, but still a personal matter, none of my business. While republicans claims to be family value? I am in the middle and I have more family value and facials conservationism than 99% of Republicans.

The Clinton Foundation was investigated by Republicans as much as the Benghazi issue, and nothing turns out, that itself is a dead house issue.

And I laugh at the Tea Party (LOL?) nothing but a scam for 5-6 years. They are officially dead with their policy regarding the national debt and wealth distribution. Supposed to be the greatest economy of all economy, why add all those debt? Anyway thanks for the tax cut, hope the republicans cut Social Security, Medical and Medicaid by 90%. Would put a smile on my face!

6 people like this
Posted by Resident
a resident of San Ramon
on Sep 18, 2019 at 7:42 pm

Gag me with a spoon, far more preferable than to hear from these reprehensible pond scum again.

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