Ex embajadora Susan E. Rice will hold a conversation in Puerto Rico

The activity that will take place at the Museum of Art of Puerto Rico will be the presentation of the book.

"Hard love: my story of things worth fighting for"

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TOUGH LOVE
by Susan Rice

 

“A stellar debut memoir...Rice writes of juggling work and
motherhood, and of the importance of being one’s own advocate.
Rice’s insightful memoir serves as an astute, analytical take on
recent American political history.”
—Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
"Rice’s behind-the-scenes take on major foreign policy challenges
are fascinating...she is able to look back on her experiences with
pride, gratitude, and bracing realism."
—Booklist (Starred Review)

“In Tough Love, Susan Rice provides a compelling look at what it is really like to work in the inner sanctums of the
White House and what it really means to walk the corridors of power. In a gripping display of humor and grace,
Susan invites us all to share in her triumphs and her failures – and she teaches some important life lessons along the
way. Reading Tough Love is like taking a master class in how to be a powerful woman. It is also a classic
American tale, relatable to anyone who has ever dreamed of success. I was riveted from the first page
of Tough Love to the last.”


—Shonda Rhimes
“Susan Rice’s intellect, strategic prowess, and integrity are unrivalled among today’s national security leaders. I
have seen firsthand how she has achieved vitally important results for American interests and values. Tough
Love finally reveals who Susan Rice really is, much of which has been lost or misunderstood in public portrayals of
her. The fearless, compassionate, funny and selfless woman whom I have known since she was a child
emerges as she shares with bracing honesty her challenges with family, motherhood, and leadership in the
most demanding of male-dominated fields."
—Madeleine Albright


“At the core of Rice’s story, and brilliant career, is a fearless commitment to the truth and an unwavering
devotion to the lessons she inherited as the descendent of Jamaican immigrants in Maine and enslaved
Africans in South Carolina: to prize education as the path up to the American Dream and to have the
confidence to be herself. In this remarkably honest examination of the opportunities and struggles confronting
those charged with national security, Rice has given us an inspiring autobiography while making a critically
important addition to the history of U.S. foreign policy.”
—Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
“This is a breathtakingly honest account by a true American patriot about what it’s like to grow up with tough love
and then deploy those values on behalf of our nation’s foreign policies. Weaving together the personal and the
professional, Susan Rice describes how her upbringing in a distinguished but at times struggling family helped
prepare her to be a fierce champion of American interests and survive the unfair attacks on her in the aftermath of
the Benghazi tragedy. This book will not only inspire you about the true sources or America’s greatness, it
will also provide some lessons in empowerment, tenacity, and fearlessness.”
—Walter Isaacson


"Tough Love is a must-read for leaders and their teams. A brilliant, courageous woman with a remarkable
personal story, Susan Rice provides a riveting and moving account of rising to the highest ranks in national security
and diplomacy along with unmatched insight into the most complex global challenges. She offers a masterclass
for all who aspire to excellence, with invaluable lessons about high performance leadership and effective
management of complex teams in unforgiving circumstances. Her powerful, hopeful appeal to our shared values
as Americans and all that we stand to gain by coming together is profoundly inspirational and more urgent than
ever."


—Indra Nooyi, Former Chairman and CEO, PepsiCoRecalling pivotal moments from her dynamic career on the front lines of American diplomacy and foreign


policy, Susan E. Rice—National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama and U.S. Ambassador to the
United Nations—reveals her surprising story with unflinching candor.
Mother, wife, scholar, diplomat, and fierce champion of American interests and values, Rice powerfully connects
the personal and the professional. Taught early, with tough love, how to compete and excel as an African American
woman in settings where people of color are few, Susan shares wisdom learned along the way.
Laying bare the family struggles that shaped her early life in Washington, D.C., she also examines the ancestral
legacies that influenced her. Rice’s elders—immigrants on one side and descendants of slaves on the other—had
high expectations that each generation would rise. And rise they did, but not without paying it forward—in uniform
and in the pulpit, as educators, community leaders, and public servants.


Susan too rose rapidly. She served throughout the Clinton administration, becoming one of the nation’s youngest
assistant secretaries of state and, later, one of President Obama’s most trusted advisors.
Rice provides an insider’s account of some of the most complex issues confronting the United States over three
decades, ranging from “Black Hawk Down” in Somalia to the genocide in Rwanda and the East Africa embassy
bombings in the late 1990s, to Libya, Syria, a secret channel to Iran, the Ebola epidemic, and the opening to Cuba
during the Obama years. With unmatched insight and characteristic bluntness, she reveals previously untold stories
behind recent national security challenges, including confrontations with Russia and China, the war against ISIS,
the struggle to contain the fallout from Edward Snowden’s NSA leaks, the U.S. response to Russian interference in
the 2016 election, and the surreal transition to the Trump administration.


Although you might think you know Susan Rice—whose name became synonymous with Benghazi following her
Sunday news show appearances after the deadly 2012 terrorist attacks in Libya—now, for the first time, you truly
will. Often mischaracterized by both political opponents and champions, Rice emerges as neither a villain nor a
victim, but a strong, compassionate leader.


Intimate, sometimes humorous, but always candid, Tough Love makes an urgent appeal to the American public to
bridge our dangerous domestic divides in order to preserve our democracy and sustain our global leadership.
About the Author


Ambassador Susan E. Rice is currently Distinguished Visiting Research Fellow at the School of International
Service at American University, a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International
Affairs at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times.
She serves on the boards of Netflix and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and previously served
on several nonprofit boards, including the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.
Rice earned her master’s degree and doctorate in international relations from Oxford University, where she was a
Rhodes Scholar, and her Bachelor’s degree from Stanford University. A native of Washington, D.C., and graduate
of the National Cathedral School for Girls, she is married to Ian Cameron; they have two children. Rice is an avid
tennis player and long-retired basketball player.
About the Book


TOUGH LOVE: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For
By Susan Rice
Simon & Schuster
Publication October 8, 2019
$30.00 Hardcover
544 Pages
ISBN: 9781501189975
E-Book ISBN: 9781501189999
For more information please visit:
http://susanricebook.com/

Recalling pivotal moments from her dynamic career on the front lines of American diplomacy and foreign
policy, Susan E. Rice—National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama and U.S. Ambassador to the
United Nations—reveals her surprising story with unflinching candor.


Mother, wife, scholar, diplomat, and fierce champion of American interests and values, Rice powerfully connects
the personal and the professional. Taught early, with tough love, how to compete and excel as an African American
woman in settings where people of color are few, Susan shares wisdom learned along the way.


Laying bare the family struggles that shaped her early life in Washington, D.C., she also examines the ancestral
legacies that influenced her. Rice’s elders—immigrants on one side and descendants of slaves on the other—had
high expectations that each generation would rise. And rise they did, but not without paying it forward—in uniform
and in the pulpit, as educators, community leaders, and public servants.


Susan too rose rapidly. She served throughout the Clinton administration, becoming one of the nation’s youngest
assistant secretaries of state and, later, one of President Obama’s most trusted advisors.


Rice provides an insider’s account of some of the most complex issues confronting the United States over three
decades, ranging from “Black Hawk Down” in Somalia to the genocide in Rwanda and the East Africa embassy
bombings in the late 1990s, to Libya, Syria, a secret channel to Iran, the Ebola epidemic, and the opening to Cuba
during the Obama years. With unmatched insight and characteristic bluntness, she reveals previously untold stories
behind recent national security challenges, including confrontations with Russia and China, the war against ISIS,
the struggle to contain the fallout from Edward Snowden’s NSA leaks, the U.S. response to Russian interference in
the 2016 election, and the surreal transition to the Trump administration.


Although you might think you know Susan Rice—whose name became synonymous with Benghazi following her
Sunday news show appearances after the deadly 2012 terrorist attacks in Libya—now, for the first time, you truly
will. Often mischaracterized by both political opponents and champions, Rice emerges as neither a villain nor a
victim, but a strong, compassionate leader.
Intimate, sometimes humorous, but always candid, Tough Love makes an urgent appeal to the American public to
bridge our dangerous domestic divides in order to preserve our democracy and sustain our global leadership.
About the Author


Ambassador Susan E. Rice is currently Distinguished Visiting Research Fellow at the School of International
Service at American University, a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International
Affairs at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times.
She serves on the boards of Netflix and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and previously served
on several nonprofit boards, including the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.
Rice earned her master’s degree and doctorate in international relations from Oxford University, where she was a
Rhodes Scholar, and her Bachelor’s degree from Stanford University. A native of Washington, D.C., and graduate
of the National Cathedral School for Girls, she is married to Ian Cameron; they have two children. Rice is an avid
tennis player and long-retired basketball player.


About the Book
TOUGH LOVE: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For
By Susan Rice
Simon & Schuster
Publication October 8, 2019
$30.00 Hardcover
544 Pages
ISBN: 9781501189975
E-Book ISBN: 9781501189999