Hillary Clinton to stop in Austin, San Francisco for book tour
May 20th, 2014
08:14 PM ET
2 months ago

Hillary Clinton to stop in Austin, San Francisco for book tour

Washington (CNN) - Hillary Clinton's book tour is starting to take shape.

The former secretary of state has added two speaking engagements to her schedule centered around "Hard Choices," her upcoming memoir due out June 10.

Clinton will appear in Austin on June 20 and five days later, on June 25, the former first lady will speak in San Francisco.

Both events, which are being organized by Innovation Arts & Entertainment, are being billed as "a conversation" with Clinton.

It is widely expected that Clinton will speak at a number of other events between her book's release and the Austin event, but a representative for Clinton had no other events to add to her schedule as of Tuesday.

The Austin event will take place at the Long Center and tickets run from $125 to $500. In San Francisco, tickets to the SHN Orpheum Theatre appearance run between $95 and $520.

Everyone who attends the events will receive a copy of "Hard Choices."

On the day that Clinton's book comes out, the former senator is set to speak at the United Fresh Produce Association and Food Marketing Institute annual meeting in Chicago, her childhood hometown.

In addition to the events, Clinton's interviews about the book have also been announced.

Clinton will first sit down with ABC's Diane Sawyer for a one-hour primetime special that will air on Monday, June 9.

On June 10, the day the book comes out, Clinton will sit down with Robin Roberts for her first live interview of the book tour.

The release of "Hard Choices" is an important moment for Clinton, the current favorite to win the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination should she run. Critics have charged that her time as America's top diplomat was marked by a lack of a crowning achievement, while Clinton confidants have looked to frame those years as a success and see the book as the most potent way to do that.

Update – Wednesday, May 21 at 12:45 p.m. – Hillary Clinton will also make at least two stops in Canada as part of her "Hard Choices" book tour.

The former secretary of state will speak at the Sheraton Centre in Toronto on June 16 and then two days later – on June 18 – Clinton will speak at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta.

Like the other two events in California and Texas, each event will require attendees to pay for tickets and is being billed as a "conversation" about Clinton's book.

This will be Clinton's fourth and fifth events in Canada this year. In the past three months, Clinton has appeared in Vancouver, Calgary and Montreal.


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soundoff (17 Responses)
  1. Thomas

    She will make all republicans proud !

    It must have been heartening to have Sarah Palin as your only hope .

    May 20, 2014 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  2. Gurgyl

    Yes, Hillary16.

    May 20, 2014 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  3. steve

    "the current favorite to win the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination should she run". Yea, she's the only hope the democrats have. They have nobody else! No real accomplishments and has suffered a stroke. I'm sure CNN and the rest of the MSM's will do their best to prop her up. The GOP is going to eat her alive if she runs.

    May 20, 2014 08:59 pm at 8:59 pm |
  4. ChrisM

    Madam President Hillary Clinton and First Gentleman, President Bill Clinton

    May 20, 2014 09:07 pm at 9:07 pm |
  5. August

    "A success".......look back at the last 40 years of her background. Especially being fired by her own party at one point for her lack of ethics and standards. And she's still in politics? That tells us a lot about how someone of her dynamics can still be involved. Not for me.

    May 20, 2014 10:50 pm at 10:50 pm |
  6. Chris-E...al

    Thats going to be a good book ? Hee haww come on lets go . lolol .

    May 21, 2014 12:42 am at 12:42 am |
  7. Chris-E...al

    Gee what did Hillary write about the weather ? ?

    May 21, 2014 12:47 am at 12:47 am |
  8. 2_indy1600

    The fact that it will cost up to $500 to breathe the same air as this person should tell you exactly what her "Hard Choices" are all about. Will someone please tell her "elections have consequences/" Spare us. Love that ABC will be in her richly-lined pocket for an hour to promote the book. Corporate media is truly ill.

    May 21, 2014 02:38 am at 2:38 am |
  9. bassman

    Our media spends hours defending Mrs. Clinton against attacks, but the moment Sarah Palin points out the double-standard she lives under... media black out. Our media is no longer fooling anyone but themselves. Except maybe the liberals they are in bed with.

    May 21, 2014 05:35 am at 5:35 am |
  10. bassman

    I expect to read dozens of comments that criticize Mrs. Clinton for making money off book . Those would be the same people that thought Sarah Palin book proved she was only in it for the money.

    May 21, 2014 05:40 am at 5:40 am |
  11. Marie MD

    There's Austin then the rest of Texas.
    Have fun Hillary.

    May 21, 2014 06:24 am at 6:24 am |
  12. Gurgyl

    GOP Teaklans fell apart. GOP has no chance with second century stuff. Yes, Hillary16.

    May 21, 2014 06:39 am at 6:39 am |
  13. bill

    the clinton path??? they couldn't even get their "family" to rep. the demobrats in the primary???? Magolies family, look them up and see their path which fits with the clintons. KNOW THE TRUTH-–the type of family the clintons tried to win the primary and couldn't--know this family because it rep the clintons.

    May 21, 2014 07:24 am at 7:24 am |
  14. Tampa Tim

    As for intellectual challenging material, the RWNJs have the Ted Cruz coloring book.

    May 21, 2014 07:41 am at 7:41 am |
  15. Randy, San Francisco

    Hillary will receive a warm welcome in San Francisco where Republicans make up less than 10 percent of registered voters.

    May 21, 2014 09:20 am at 9:20 am |
  16. Lynda/Minnesota

    A comparison between Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton probably isn't in the best interest of Sarah Palin's political image. Not that Sarah would understand the political dynamics behind such comparison, mind you.

    May 21, 2014 09:30 am at 9:30 am |
  17. Lynda/Minnesota

    "The GOP is going to eat her alive if she runs."

    BENGHAZI (also too)

    May 21, 2014 09:33 am at 9:33 am |