Former Vermont governor Madeline Kunin

Madeline Kunin

Former Vermont governor Madeline Kunin will speak Friday, April 26, at 6 p.m. at the Green Mountain Technology and Career Center, Route 15, Hyde Park.

Kunin will talk about her new book, “Coming of Age: My Journey to the Eighties,” a memoir about her life and her experience of aging.

Her appearance is sponsored by Lamoille Neighbors and Lanpher Memorial Library. The event is free and open to the public; donations to Lamoille Neighbors will be appreciated.

Kunin is Vermont’s only female governor, serving three two-year terms. She was also a member of the Vermont House of Representatives, the U.S. deputy secretary of education, the U.S. ambassador to Switzerland and Lichtenstein, had four children and was a reporter for the Burlington Free Press.

She has inspired thousands of people as a politician and a writer. She has three other books: “Living a Political Life,” “The New Feminist Agenda: Defining the Next Revolution for Women, Work and Family” and “Pearls, Politics and Power.”

She’s now a professor-at-large at the University of Vermont and an activist on behalf of women in politics.

New York Jewish Week describes Kunin as “feisty, funny, introspective, unafraid and wise as she adjusts to what she calls old age, looking both back and ahead at her future. She is a most appealing guide through this territory. While she doesn’t glorify old age, she proceeds thinking ‘the more life, the better,’ seeing aging as a new stage of development in which she continues to learn and find joy.”


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