Clinton: Becoming a grandmother has 'spurred me to speed up'
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Former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDemocratic convention lineup to include Ocasio-Cortez, Clinton, Warren: reports Trump brushes off view that Russia denigrating Biden: 'Nobody's been tougher on Russia than I have' Kanye West 'not denying' his campaign seeks to damage Biden MORE released a new epilogue to her 2014 book Hard Choices online on Friday, just days before she is expected to announce her presidential campaign.

In the epilogue, published online by The Huffington Post and added to the paperback addition of the memoir, she recounts the birth of her granddaughter Charlotte — and says it has motivated her to continue her public work.


“Becoming a grandmother has made me think deeply about the responsibility we all share as stewards of the world we inherit and will one day pass on,” she said. “Rather than make me want to slow down, it has spurred me to speed up.”

She describes receiving gifts from women around the country when Charlotte was born. Among them, she says, was a quilt with panels depicting different part of Clinton’s daughter Chelsea’s life.

“I wondered for a moment what a quilt of my own life would look like,” she said. “There were so many people who had taught me so much. And now I had one more. In just a few months, Charlotte had already helped me see the world in new ways.”

“There was so much more to do. So many more panels waiting to be filled in. I folded up the quilt and got back to work.”

Clinton will launch her White House bid on Sunday using social media, a source close to the campaign told The Hill. She is then expected to travel to Iowa.

In many ways, the book tour for Hard Choices was a proto-campaign that brought Clinton back into the public eye last year and gave her an opportunity to do high-profile interviews and events. Though sales of the book were less than her previous memoir, it was still on The New York Times bestseller list for weeks.