Madeleine Albright, Tattered Cover Book Store (LoDo) Tuesday, December 22 | Details | Read more Madeleine Albright once criticized Saddam Hussein, only to be called “an unparalleled serpent” by one of his men. Soon after, she had a meeting with Iraqi officials and decided to wear a snake pin. It was a diplomatic declaration. And it became her signature. This is just one of many stories in Albright’s new book, Read My Pins: Stories from a Diplomat’s Jewel Box, an exploration of her life through the brooches she wore. Have the former U.S. secretary of state sign your copy on this Denver stop.