What Happened - Hillary Clinton

What Happened

By Hillary Clinton

  • Release Date: 2017-09-12
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 3
From 919 Ratings


“An engaging, beautifully synthesized page-turner” (Slate). The #1 New York Times bestseller and Time #1 Nonfiction Book of the Year: Hillary Rodham Clinton’s most personal memoir yet, about the 2016 presidential election.

In this “candid and blackly funny” (The New York Times) memoir, Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history. She takes us inside the intense personal experience of becoming the first woman nominated for president by a major party in an election marked by rage, sexism, exhilarating highs and infuriating lows, stranger-than-fiction twists, Russian interference, and an opponent who broke all the rules.

“At her most emotionally raw” (People), Hillary describes what it was like to run against Donald Trump, the mistakes she made, how she has coped with a shocking and devastating loss, and how she found the strength to pick herself back up afterward. She tells readers what it took to get back on her feet—the rituals, relationships, and reading that got her through, and what the experience has taught her about life. In this “feminist manifesto” (The New York Times), she speaks to the challenges of being a strong woman in the public eye, the criticism over her voice, age, and appearance, and the double standard confronting women in politics.

Offering a “bracing... guide to our political arena” (The Washington Post), What Happened lays out how the 2016 election was marked by an unprecedented assault on our democracy by a foreign adversary. By analyzing the evidence and connecting the dots, Hillary shows just how dangerous the forces are that shaped the outcome, and why Americans need to understand them to protect our values and our democracy in the future.

The election of 2016 was unprecedented and historic. What Happened is the story of that campaign, now with a new epilogue showing how Hillary grappled with many of her worst fears coming true in the Trump Era, while finding new hope in a surge of civic activism, women running for office, and young people marching in the streets.


  • Garbage

    By 22336646
    What happened is that no one likes you
  • Garbage

    By Augustusblue
    You gotta be a fool to believe anything she says
  • What happened?

    By Biznasty675
    In this book, Hillary goes on to blame everybody but herself for losing the election. Sad and pathetic
  • Great read from an inspirational woman

    By nathangeorgee
    Purchased this last year and it’s difficult to read without getting worked up. The current climate makes daily life dreadful.
  • Haters hate

    By rg06013
    The rest of us needed to hear how we can prevent this from happening again. Being a successful woman isn’t a crime.
  • Spectacular!

    By Angelface9
    Clinton gives a concise, sincere and well educated explanation of the events leading up to the stunning loss of the 2016 Presidential election. This book will remind you why HRC is one of the most well loved and respected women of our lifetime. You will be reminded, as well, how much the nation truly lost when Trump took the election. Russia had a mission- to destroy the author’s reputation and her chance at being the 45th President of the United Sates. Russia used disinformation while simultaneously cultivating and then using Donald J Trump as a pawn in their takedown and takeover. A must read.
  • Worth reading

    By Angeiq
    Very good insight
  • Enlightening

    By KCappella
    A must read for everyone! Even if you hate her, read the book!
  • My president.

    By dnicolexo
    Hillary needs to run again. If she was president, America would ACTUALLY be great again
  • Loved!!!

    By JudasApollo
    Loved this!