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Review: What Happened


  • Title: What Happened
  • Author: Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Kindle ebook
  • Released: Sept 12, 2017
  • Genre: Nonfiction
  • My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

*My opinions are my own.

* May contain spoilers.

For the first time, Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history. Now free from the constraints of running, Hillary takes you 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. This is her most personal memoir yet.

In these pages, she 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. With humor and candor, 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. She speaks about 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.

She 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 and its aftermath—both a deeply intimate account and a cautionary tale for the nation.

I want to start by saying I have never been very politically minded. I am a Democrat who voted for Hillary, but that is not why I choose to read this book. I wanted to read this book because I am a woman and Hillary Rodham Clinton is the first woman to run for President with the endorsement of a major political party.

She may not of broken the ultimate glass ceiling but what she did during the 2016 Presidential election created a new road for all American woman.

Secretary Clinton gives her readers a chance to see her for who she is and what she had wanted to accomplish during her campaign and Presidency.

I truly enjoyed this book. Secretary Clinton doesn’t try to place the blame on other people. She even took blame for the things that were her fault. She doesn’t ask you to blindly believe her, she presented information from multiple sources offering the cause and effect for what happened. Some of the information I already knew but hearing her personal feelings about it was very interesting.

I hope everyone will give this book a chance. For those people who are Hillary Rodham Clinton fans it will help you remember what you were a part of. For those of you who were not Hillary fans it will allow you a new perception into what could of been.

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I was a bibliophile before I learned the alphabet. From an early age I have used books to relieve the pressures of reality. I was I teenager before I appreciated the learning power of books. Now, as an adult, I read books for both learning and relaxation.

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