“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.
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Personal and Enlightening. Worth the read!
Throughout this book you get a lot of the personal feelings and thoughts of Hilary, reading it feels like having a conversation with a friend. Yet at the same time Hilary does a good job of highlighting the main aspects of the political turmoil we have seen in the last election- and everyday since.
This book is not written for Trump-supporters. It is written for those who were on the fence or somewhere in the middle between a confusing dichotomy of critics and rhetoric during the campaign. For those who wish they could have done more: read this. Recognize the inherent flaws and bias that come with the authorship, and make your own decisions about what really happened- ones that are based on logic and reason.
The sudden campaign of trolls who reviewed the book with a single star as soon as it came out is reason enough. We cannot let immature, emotional, and vindictive people like them have their way. It's worth the read simply to counteract their self-perceived power.
But all in all, Hilary has written a good book that proves she is NOT gone from politics- she still has a lot of strength and the tenacity to stand up against Trump and will do so again. She has clearly worked hard to write this book and prove exactly that.
Funny to see those butthurt republican losers who leave low ratings. Whomp whomp.
How is this in the non-fiction section? Until Hillary learns how to take responsibility for being the worst candidate in US history this book shall forever remain fictional.