HILLARY CLINTON: TURNING FIFTY

OLDER AND WISER, AMERICA'S FIRST BABY BOOM FIRST LADY WRESTLES WITH CAREER, FAMILY AND HOW TO LEAVE A MARK

How do you take the measure of a woman's life at 50, when her generation--or at least its passionate front line--has broken all the rules? "There is no formula that I'm aware of for being a successful or fulfilled woman today," Hillary Rodham Clinton once said. "Perhaps it would be easier...if we could be handed a pattern and cut it out, just as our mothers and grandmothers and foremothers were. But that is not the way it is today, and I'm glad it is not."

On Oct. 26, Hillary turns 50, which is a birthday that compels almost any woman to...

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