Chelsea Clinton Book Signing

“She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World”

All year long, BookHampton hosts authors for readings and book signings, and the latest to join the list of notables is Chelsea Clinton.

On Friday, Aug. 4, Ms. Clinton will be on hand to sign her newest book, “She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World,” which introduces readers to a baker’s dozen of “inspirational women who never took no for an answer, and who always, inevitably and without fail, persisted.” Some are living, others long gone.

The book tells the stories of Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, Clara Lemlich, Nellie Bly, Virginia Apgar, Maria Tallchief, Claudette Colvin, Ruby Bridges, Margaret Chase Smith, Sally Ride, Florence Griffith Joyner, Oprah Winfrey, and Sonia Sotomayor.

“She Persisted,” according to its publicity, “is for everyone who has ever wanted to speak up but has been told to quiet down, for everyone who has ever tried to reach for the stars but was told to sit down, and for everyone who has ever been made to feel unworthy or unimportant or small.” Ms. Clinton has written two other books: “It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going!” and “Governing Global Health: Who Runs the World and Why?” but “She Persisted” marks her first appearance at BookHampton, which is at 41 Main Street in East Hampton.

The event, which does not include a reading, will begin at 1 p.m., and a ticket must be purchased to attend. The price, $17.99, includes not only a copy of the book, but admission for up to four others to join the signing line. Tickets are available online at