A few years ago, former secretary of state Madeleine Albright was pulled out of line at London’s Heathrow Airport by British customs. Frustrated and late for a meeting, she asked the officials, “Do you know who I am?” As she recounts with some relish, they replied, “No, but we have doctors here who can help you to figure that out.”

Next week, Ms. Albright, 82, comes out with her seventh book, “Hell and Other Destinations” (published by Harper, which, like The Wall Street Journal, is owned by News Corp), about her life after…

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