FILE: Secretary John Kerry looks out over the city of Kabul from a helicopter after departing the U.S. Embassy on Tuesday, March 26, 2013.
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FILE: Secretary John Kerry looks out over the city of Kabul from a helicopter after departing the U.S. Embassy on Tuesday, March 26, 2013.

'Look, we're living in bizarre times,' says John Kerry in Seattle

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Former U.S. Senator, Secretary of State and presidential candidate John Kerry has written a memoir titled “Every Day Is Extra.” The title is a reference to his military service in Vietnam and “an expression of gratitude for survival where others did not make it.” 

Kerry made news recently by saying about President Trump: “He's got the maturity of an 8-year-old boy with the insecurity of a teenage girl.”

Kerry took flak for that last reference.

One of many Twitter commentators wrote “I really think John Kerry should have a long talk with @Emma4Change [that’s Parkland, Florida school shooting survivor Emma González] — she'd give him a few lessons on the *insecurity* of teenage girls.”

KUOW’s Jennie Cecil Moore recorded Kerry’s appearance at Seattle University Monday. Her report back sums it up this way: “It’s an engaging talk, full of history, politics and personal experiences. He shares stories from his life, talks about what public service should be and the problems facing our democracy.”

This event took place at Seattle University’s Campion Ballroom on September 17. It was co-presented by Seattle University and The Elliott Bay Book Company. Mark S. Markuly, dean and professor of the School of Theology and Ministry, served as moderator.

Listen to the full versions below.