What Happened - Hillary Clinton

What Happened

By Hillary Clinton

  • Release Date: 2017-09-12
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 3
3
From 863 Ratings

Description

“An engaging, beautifully synthesized page-turner” (Slate). The #1 New York Times bestseller and Time Magazine #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.

Reviews

  • Worth reading

    4
    By Angeiq
    Very good insight
  • Enlightening

    5
    By KCappella
    A must read for everyone! Even if you hate her, read the book!
  • My president.

    5
    By dnicolexo
    Hillary needs to run again. If she was president, America would ACTUALLY be great again
  • Loved!!!

    5
    By JudasApollo
    Loved this!
  • Horrid

    1
    By Kenyon P.
    Trump happened.
  • Funny

    1
    By John-3:16
    This book is hilarious. It’s a memoir of a delusional person. Good for a chuckle.
  • Voted twice for Hillary but...

    3
    By Chicagodogtrainer
    This book reads like a hasty yet thorough defense rather than a deep level introspection about what actually happened. It should be updated with a chapter about Russia and while I do believe that Hillary ran hard, by the half way point in this book I’m disappointed to find a lawyerly approach rather than any form of mea culpa whatsoever. I’ll update this review (and add stars)if the second half magically reveals the “WTF I did wrong” element. Not that there’s none of that but it’s so wrapped up in “not my fault.”
  • Stronger together

    5
    By larsons45
    I truly enjoying reading this book filled with hope and lots of perspectives.
  • Just accept you lost

    1
    By Township😁
    You don’t need to write a book about it just accept you lost.😂
  • You lost. That’s what happened.

    1
    By Doggy1233456874
    Crooked old woman lost because she’s a nut. No need to write a book about it.