Emmy-winning Journalist, Congresswoman, and the First Single American Woman to Adopt Internationally—Marjorie Margolies Releases Memoir with a Foreword by Hillary Clinton

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Adoption pioneer’s glass-ceiling-shattering memoir coming November 30, 2021—"And How Are the Children?: Lessons from the Frontlines of Motherhood" by Former Congresswoman Marjorie Margolies, with a foreword by Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Emmy-winning journalist, congresswoman, and the first single American Woman to adopt internationally, Marjorie Margolies masterfully blends her personal narrative with national history and politics in a call-to-action memoir "And How Are the Children?: Timeless Lessons from the Frontlines of Motherhood after raising a family of adopted, homegrown, step, and sponsored kids."

Filled with the wisdom Margolies gained as an athlete, educator, TV reporter, congressperson, world traveler, adoption advocate, parent, and grandparent, this memoir provides readers with an abundance of upbeat, prescriptive advice and inspiration with Marjorie’s trademark self-effacing humor.

Today, the world talks a lot about female empowerment, but when Marjorie was breaking through professional glass ceilings, she was unknowingly making way for the generations that followed in several different industries.

After more than 25 years with NBC, she ran for U.S. Congress in 1991—as a registered Democrat in a historically Republican district of suburban Philadelphia—and she shocked the state and the country by winning by just over 1000 votes. She was the first woman elected in her own right in the state of Pennsylvania, but during her short tenure, Marjorie became the main target of Republicans taunts after she cast the deciding vote to approve President Clinton’s budget.

"And How Are the Children?" explores the life of a woman who was hardwired to shift paradigms and break down historic boundaries while managing a busy household and later dealing with heartbreaking tragedies including divorce and the death of a child. Her intention is for women of every generation to recognize themselves in her story and learn how to nurture themselves and the life decisions they have made.

Today, Margolies is a faculty member at the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Pennsylvania and President of Women’s Campaign International, a nonprofit working to empower women and girls around the world. At last count, her family consisted of 11 children and 21 grandchildren.

“Marjorie’s reflections describe her unique ability to improve the lives of others—a skill not limited to only those she has raised. I have had the privilege of joining Marjorie on her journey to train women around the world to become ‘participants’ in their own futures. She has unequivocally made a difference in the lives of thousands of women around the world,” reviews Valerie Biden Owens. “People in America want leaders willing to vote for principles over politics. That’s exactly what they got with Marjorie—someone who knowingly put her political career in jeopardy to do not what was easy but what was right,” reviews Joe Kennedy II, former Congressman (D) Massachusetts. “Marjorie captures the fun, chaos and joy of eleven children in one family! She reminds me of my experience as the eldest of eleven. This may not be for everyone but it sure is a blast!” reviews Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, former Lt. Governor of Maryland.

"And How Are the Children?: Timeless Lessons from the Frontlines of Motherhood After Raising a Family of Adopted, Homegrown, Step, and Sponsored Kids" by Marjorie Margolies; Library Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-954332-15-7, $22; Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-954332-35-5, $24; Softcover ISBN: 978-1-954332-29-4, $17; Ebook ISBN: 978-1-954332-30-0, $9.99. Available in your favorite bookstore or https://www.amazon.com/How-Are-Children-Frontlines-Motherhood-ebook/dp/B09LL9MX6Q. Distributed internationally by Ingram, Follett, Coutts, Bertrams, and Gardners; published by Wyatt-MacKenzie in Deadwood, Oregon.

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