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After 50 years of public service, John Kerry shares revealing new memoir

John Kerry Chairs UN Security Council Meetings
John Kerry Chairs UN Security Council Meetings
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His political resume is anything but dull: five-term U.S. Senator, 2004 Democratic presidential nominee, 68th U.S. Secretary of State, and on top of that, a decorated Vietnam War veteran with three Purple Heart Medals — among others.

John Kerry’s life poignantly reflects the life of America. In his latest book, this time a memoir, Kerry shares some of his toughest moments as a diplomat, including his negotiations and decisions made on Syria, the Iran nuclear deal and Paris climate agreement.

He also writes movingly about close colleagues such as the late Senator John McCain and then President Barack Obama, and opens up about recovering his personal faith while serving in the Senate.

Kerry is vocal about his disdain for today’s chaotic, partisan climate as well, and doesn’t shy away from criticizing American leadership.

Secretary Kerry will be speaking about his book at an event at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on Saturday, Sept 15 – at 7:30p.

Correction: An earlier version of this story noted that Secretary Kerry's event was happening Friday instead of Saturday. It has been updated to reflect the event's true date.


John Kerry, former United States Secretary of State (2013-2017); former U.S. Senator of Massachusetts (1985-2013) and Democratic nominee in the 2004 presidential election; author of the new memoir, “Every Day Is Extra” (Simon & Schuster 2018) and he tweets @JohnKerry