She is one of the most controversial women of our times. As both the wife of the U. S. President and a high-ranking member of his administration, Hillary Rodham Clinton has become champion to millions as well as a frequent target of political opposition. She is on Good Housekeeping's list of the Ten Most Admired Women and her popular book, It lakes a Village, became a New York limes bestseller. Subjected to more public scrutiny than any First Lady in history, Hillary Rodham Clinton has unflinchingly answered questions about everything from her husband's marital infidelities to her own involvement in Whitewater. She has strongly defended the choices of both career women and stay at-home moms, and vigorously fought for a responsible childcare system, and for national medical reform. Here is Hillary Rodham Clinton, in her own words, speaking with candor, humor, intelligence, and the passion that has made her a woman of influence throughout the world.