Bet­sy Elich Van­der­cook, like Hillary Rod­ham Clin­ton, grew up in Park Ridge, Ill. Unlike Hillary, her hero became Eugene Debs rather than Saul Alin­sky. Still, she enjoys writ­ing sto­ries about her child­hood class­mate and will be per­form­ing a new Hillary piece — Tidy­ing Up Hillary” — on Jan­u­ary 21 and 27, at the 2018 Fil­let of Soul Fes­ti­val at the Life­line The­ater in Chica­go. After that, she looks for­ward to writ­ing about some­thing else.
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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up Hillary
A friend of Hillary's confronts her collection of memorabilia on the anniversary of Donald Trump's inauguration
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Remembering Hillary’s Entry into Politics—For Junior High President
The story of Hillary Clinton's first campaign and her outrage at Nixon's 1960 defeat—plus her famous chocolate chip cookie recipe.
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Hillary for Class President
Chocolate Chip Cookies and Her Eighth Grade Campaign