Albright's Pins on Exhibit in New York

The former secretary of state will have to go out and buy more pins.

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By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright's much-anticipated book on her many dozens of fashion pins is finally being printed for an October 1 release. But success has a high cost to the former diplomat, who sometimes used her brooches to make a point. (For example, she once wore a snake pin after an aide to Saddam Hussein denounced her as a "serpent.") Timed with the release of Read My Pins: Stories From a Diplomat's Jewel Box, New York's Museum of Arts and Design has scooped up more than 200 of her most important pins for a four-month exhibition. Which means, she tells Whispers, "I don't have any. I'm going to have to go out and buy more."

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