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Off the Sidelines - Raise Your Voice, Change the World-logo

Off the Sidelines - Raise Your Voice, Change the World

Kirsten Gillibrand

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Foreword by Hillary Rodham Clinton Fourteen years before Kirsten Gillibrand succeeded Hillary Rodham Clinton as senator from New York, she heard her future mentor say these life-changing words: "Decisions are being made every day in Washington, and if you are not part of those decisions, you might not like what they decide, and you'll have no one to blame but yourself." A young corporate lawyer at the time, Gillibrand felt as if she'd been struck by lightning. She instantly knew that her voice-all women's voices-were essential to shaping the future of this country, and that she had a greater purpose in life: to speak up and effect change. Now, in this extraordinary memoir, the senator, wife, and mother of two recounts her personal journey in public service and galvanizes women to reach beyond their busy lives and make a meaningful difference in the world around them. Off the Sidelines is a playbook for women who want to step up, whether in Congress or the boardroom or the local PTA. If women were fully represented in politics, Gillibrand says, national priorities would shift to issues that directly impact them: affordable daycare, paid family medical leave, and equal pay. Pulling back the curtain on Beltway politics, she speaks candidly about her legislative successes (securing federally funded medical care for 9/11 first responders, repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell) and her crushing disappointments (failing by five votes to pass a bill protecting survivors of sexual assault in the military). Gillibrand also shares stories of growing up the daughter and granddaughter of two trailblazing feminists in a politically active family in Albany, New York, and retraces her nonlinear path to public office. She lays bare the highs and lows of being a young (pregnant!) woman in Congress, the joys and sacrifices every working mother shares, and the support system she turns to in her darkest moments: her husband, their two little boys, and lots of girlfriends. In Off the Sidelines, Gillibrand is

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Foreword by Hillary Rodham Clinton Fourteen years before Kirsten Gillibrand succeeded Hillary Rodham Clinton as senator from New York, she heard her future mentor say these life-changing words: "Decisions are being made every day in Washington, and if you are not part of those decisions, you might not like what they decide, and you'll have no one to blame but yourself." A young corporate lawyer at the time, Gillibrand felt as if she'd been struck by lightning. She instantly knew that her voice-all women's voices-were essential to shaping the future of this country, and that she had a greater purpose in life: to speak up and effect change. Now, in this extraordinary memoir, the senator, wife, and mother of two recounts her personal journey in public service and galvanizes women to reach beyond their busy lives and make a meaningful difference in the world around them. Off the Sidelines is a playbook for women who want to step up, whether in Congress or the boardroom or the local PTA. If women were fully represented in politics, Gillibrand says, national priorities would shift to issues that directly impact them: affordable daycare, paid family medical leave, and equal pay. Pulling back the curtain on Beltway politics, she speaks candidly about her legislative successes (securing federally funded medical care for 9/11 first responders, repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell) and her crushing disappointments (failing by five votes to pass a bill protecting survivors of sexual assault in the military). Gillibrand also shares stories of growing up the daughter and granddaughter of two trailblazing feminists in a politically active family in Albany, New York, and retraces her nonlinear path to public office. She lays bare the highs and lows of being a young (pregnant!) woman in Congress, the joys and sacrifices every working mother shares, and the support system she turns to in her darkest moments: her husband, their two little boys, and lots of girlfriends. In Off the Sidelines, Gillibrand is
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Foreword by Hillary Rodham Clinton Fourteen years before Kirsten Gillibrand succeeded Hillary Rodham Clinton as senator from New York, she heard her future mentor say these life-changing words: "Decisions are being made every day in Washington, and if you are not part of those decisions, you might not like what they decide, and you'll have no one to blame but yourself." A young corporate lawyer at the time, Gillibrand felt as if she'd been struck by lightning. She instantly knew that her voice-all women's voices-were essential to shaping the future of this country, and that she had a greater purpose in life: to speak up and effect change. Now, in this extraordinary memoir, the senator, wife, and mother of two recounts her personal journey in public service and galvanizes women to reach beyond their busy lives and make a meaningful difference in the world around them. Off the Sidelines is a playbook for women who want to step up, whether in Congress or the boardroom or the local PTA. If women were fully represented in politics, Gillibrand says, national priorities would shift to issues that directly impact them: affordable daycare, paid family medical leave, and equal pay. Pulling back the curtain on Beltway politics, she speaks candidly about her legislative successes (securing federally funded medical care for 9/11 first responders, repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell) and her crushing disappointments (failing by five votes to pass a bill protecting survivors of sexual assault in the military). Gillibrand also shares stories of growing up the daughter and granddaughter of two trailblazing feminists in a politically active family in Albany, New York, and retraces her nonlinear path to public office. She lays bare the highs and lows of being a young (pregnant!) woman in Congress, the joys and sacrifices every working mother shares, and the support system she turns to in her darkest moments: her husband, their two little boys, and lots of girlfriends. In Off the Sidelines, Gillibrand is

Language:

English

Narrators:

Susan Denaker

Length:

6h 38m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:05


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:05


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:43


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:41


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:34


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:41


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:19


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:29


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:14


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:00


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:12


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:37


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:26


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:45


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:38


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:34


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:06


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:00


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:13


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:13


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:37


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:26


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:02


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:22


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:57


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:39


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:50


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:12


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:48


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:28


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:59


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:06


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:58


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:01


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:33


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:45


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:46


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:28


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:22


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:18


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:25


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:19


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:40


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:59


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:31


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:17


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:04


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:21


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:58


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:38


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:25


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:17


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:36


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:23


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:32


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:32


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:42


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:57


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:40


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:00


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:54


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:12


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:56


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:43


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:38


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:07


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

01:10


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

00:25