What Happened

What Happened In the past for reasons I try to explain I ve often felt I had to be careful in public like I was up on a wire without a net Now I m letting my guard down Hillary Rodham Clinton from the introduct

  • Title: What Happened
  • Author: Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 379
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • In the past, for reasons I try to explain, I ve often felt I had to be careful in public, like I was up on a wire without a net Now I m letting my guard down Hillary Rodham Clinton, from the introduction of What HappenedFor the first time, Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidenti In the past, for reasons I try to explain, I ve often felt I had to be careful in public, like I was up on a wire without a net Now I m letting my guard down Hillary Rodham Clinton, from the introduction of What HappenedFor 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.

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    1. For the record, it hurts to be torn apart.I doubt I will go into too much depth about this book. I figure that most people fall into one of two groups - those who already know about and agree on the political aspects of What Happened, and those who will refuse to read it on principle (and may hate me on principle just for giving it a high rating).As expected, it covers the events leading up to, during, and after the 2016 election. Hillary talks policy issues inc. immigration, gun control and pol [...]

    2. Note, I'm leaving the original pre-review below the actual review. Disclaimer: I voted for Hillary Clinton in both of her presidential campaigns, and I’d vote for her again in a damn heart beat. So, yeah…obviously, this is not going to bash her. And before you mansplain that I didn’t do my research on her, I’ll have you know that I did PLENTY. I just, you know, didn’t get my news from Info Wars or Facebook.Oh, also if you decide to troll on this review your comment is never going to ge [...]

    3. 5 Stars. An Incredibly Emotional Memoir. I laughed, I cried (a lot) and I also smiled quite a bit. What can I say - except that I am Still with Her.First, I had the honor of meeting Secretary Clinton (and her aide Huma Abedin) at HRC’s book signing last Saturday, September 16, 2017, in Brookfield, CT. I shook her hand and thanked her for her service to this country. It was one of the most incredible experiences of my life and I will never forget it. That being said, obviously by my reading thi [...]

    4. Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || || PinterestEdit: She won the GR Choice Awards for this book!I guess you could say this is the second time she's won the popular vote. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)LOL I see that I lost a few friends over this review. You know what that means! Time to add this book to the books-that-made-me-lose-friends shelf. >:D My dad used to tell me not to get near a scared animal; that it couldn't understand what your intentions were and since you couldn't exactly explain to said [...]

    5. this is my hundredth book read this year! congrats, self!edit:i would like to add that one of the very first lines in the book, in the author's note, is,"i've tried to learn from my own mistakes. there are plenty, as you'll see in this book, and they are mine and mine alone."so enough with the "she's just going to blame everyone else!!!!!!1" nonsense.• • •prior to reading, i five-starred this book to offset idiots leaving one-star ratings

    6. "Losing is hard for everyone, but losing a race you thought you would win is devastating."I was one of many Americans watching the 2016 presidential election results come in, feeling shock, disbelief, horror, and utter disappointment as the realization that Hillary Clinton had been defeated began to sink in. I really thought, despite the last-minute bombshell dropped by now-former FBI Director James Comey regarding her emails, that she'd be able to prevail.I honestly believed, as did Clinton and [...]

    7. She could easily say, "I ran a poor campaign. I failed to connect with voters and I lost." Instead, we get page after page of excuses. Most disappointing!

    8. I ended up liking What Happened more than I thought I would. I thought it would be boring because quite frankly I find Hillary Clinton to be boring. I wasn't though, it was surprisingly entertaining and made me like her a little more. She spends way more time talking about her family, friends, and upbringing, than about the most shocking and upsetting political loss in history. I personally think Hillary Clinton is leading a far more full life than had she been elected. The American people are w [...]

    9. This most personal and self-reflective of all Hillary Clinton’s books may not have taken a village to rear, but it did take half a squad: two speech writers (Dan Schwerin expository specialist, Megan Rooney narrative specialist), one researcher (Tony Carrk), and—of course—Hillary Clinton herself. But—wait a minute!—in the "Acknowledgments," right after Schwerin, Rooney, and Caark, comes a list of seven trusted advisers followed by another list of approximately ten dozen names of other [...]

    10. I've preordered Hillary Clinton's book and am giving it 5 stars in advance to help offset the actions of her haters, who also haven't read her book but are giving it 1 star apiece in an attempt to hold down her sales and her side of the story. Almost 100 years ago another group of authoritarian "Christian" men and their wives stood against the suffragettes, and they were wrong too. Hillary Clinton won the popular vote, but misogyny won the election.

    11. "When you lose to somebody who has 40% popularity, you don't blame other things -- Comey, Russia -- you blame yourself," Chuck SchumerYou lost it. You lost. Elizabeth Warren has a chance now, you don't. You lost. Blame the mainstream media which supported you; those papers that endorsed you; those who said your opponent would never win. You lost. Blame the fake polls up to the last minute of the election; check the 8th of November 2016 in The New York Times. You may even blame Nate Silver and Co [...]

    12. I was hiking in the woods with Bogey, my dog, yesterday when I notice a woman with a familiar face walking with her two dogs approaching me on the trail. then I notice all the people in black meandering through the woods around her, and it dawned on me."Hey Hillary! I can't believe it! What are you doing in Ohio? Are you getting a jump on 2020g a bit of the old campaigning?" I asked. "I'm NEVER going through that again, I'm done being a candidateDONE! I have a book tour stop nearby." at which po [...]

    13. A lot has been said and written about What Happened, and I won't add much more. What I will say is this: It is not a book by an angry, bitter, "nasty" woman. People have very strong feelings about Hillary Clinton. Some will be happy to bash this book - often without having read it - as a self-indulgent tome by a woman who cannot be a good loser. It is not. The book is about her loss, yes, how could it not be, and her bewilderment, sadness and regret. There is some blame, but not only on others. [...]

    14. When I finish a book, I usually write a review almost instantly and I do it quickly trying to go from the gut. For some reason, I've been dawdling over my review of What Happened.I listened to the audio as I walked to and from work over the last several weeks. In parallel, being the news junky that I am, I have watched the ongoing craziness south of the border. This is not a perfect book and Hillary Clinton is not perfect, but Jeez Louise, really? My favourite parts of the book are those where s [...]

    15. 4.5 "intelligent, insightful, healing" stars !! 2017 Honorable Mention ReadI am not one to follow politics and yet this last election in the USA had me riveted. I could not believe what I was seeing and hearing in the land to the south of us. A tyrannical man was not only nominated but in the end, he won. How could this be ? What does this mean for my American friends and my native land of Canada ? I took Ms. Hilary Clinton with me to Europe in order to find out her perspective. I was not expect [...]

    16. In the week or so it took me to read this book, I noticed that the reaction from my friends was almost universally the same. While discussing our latest books, the exchange would go something like this:Me: "I'm reading Hillary Clinton's book."Friend: "Wow. I don't think I could handle that. It's just too upsetting."Me: "It's actually rather comforting."Friend: "What? Huh? Please explain."Me: "Well, I'm listening to Hillary read it on audio, and it's nice to hear her voice, to remember that she's [...]

    17. ***2 Stars***1st EDIT: lowering the rating because all that is being revealed now on how EVERYONE except Trump was colliding with Russia (CLINTON &a THE DNC WERE COLLUDING), yet HRC went on and on in this book about Russia and Trump. She's a fucking liar and I'm still happy she lost, even if Trump isn't always that great. *********************************"It hurts to be torn apart."I'm going to try and make this as short as possible, and I'm going to try and be as fair as possible in this re [...]

    18. It takes a village to raise a child, but only a single politician to destroy that village and a bigoted wing of a political party to sully the fabric of a country. And that became clear on January 20, 2017, when Donald Trump assumed the office of President of the United States (though I still think he thought he’d bought Twitter and was just given a large office from which to offer inane social commentary). With the country unsure of what lay ahead, many were still asking themselves ‘what ha [...]

    19. The book should be titled Why Am I Less Popular Than Syphilis?: Or the Most Expensive Roll of Toilet Paper that Refuses to Take Crap Off Anybody's @$$. I wonder how long it will be before this is found to be as plagiarized as her devotional book. This is self-serving delusional thinking on par with L. Ron Hubbard's Dianetics. The Church of HRC is once again attempting to re-create Saint Hillary.This is the same woman who as Secretary of State, who's duties include: Serves as the President's prin [...]

    20. 4.5 StarsI definitely was sobbing so hard while listening to this that I had to pause the audiobook and cuddle my blankie. It ripped open old wounds from January 2017 and fleshed out Hillary's side to the election that I was previously blind to. I've tried to read political books before and gotten lost in all of the policy discussion, but every page of this made sense because I read every article she referenced and I lived through and clicked away from all the discussion surrounding this electio [...]

    21. [cue]i don't have to tell you things are bad, we all know things are bad. it's a state of depression. more and more out of work, scared of losing it all. the truth's about a nickel's worth, empathy is going bust. the sinister population using guns needlessly in encounters, violent punks crushing people in the streets, and nobody seems to effectively know what to do about it, there's no end to it!we know our climate is unfit, those less fortunate with nothing to eat. we sit watching our screens w [...]

    22. What a remarkable woman. What a story.However, I started reading this memoir of a woman who could have become the most powerful person in the world, and suddenly I just could not continue reading. Honestly, I had enough of the bickering, mudslinging, power play and mad politics. The press will not allow us to get away from it, and then it continues in memoirs like this. I read 50% and put it aside. Not Hillary's writing's fault. She is a remarkably good writer, unless I missed the name of the gh [...]

    23. This book flies in the beginning, slows later on, but despite the vicissitudes, I couldn't put it down. I voted for Bernie Sanders in the presidential primaries, and his book, Our Revolution, was the first I read about the election.The second related book I read more recently, The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump, and it was like an infusion of sanity.What Happened feels like the third in a medicinal trilogy. It is healing to read a funny (the specifics of the phone and email stuff are laugh-out-l [...]

    24. I wasn't sure I could relive the trauma of the election. But too many people are telling her to be quiet. And you know how I feel about telling women to shut up? It just makes me want them to be louder. If the Democratic party is to continue, it would do well to think very thoughtfully about what went wrong in 2016. Luckily, HRC had a front row seat to it, and is probably the best person to tell usTUAL REVIEW TIME This was as difficult to read as I could imagine. There were a lot of tears, frust [...]

    25. 9/12/17 Unlike some people - I'm actually going to wait until AFTER I read the book, to give it a rating. Imagine having enough free time to randomly rate a book they haven't (and probably won't) bother to read, simply to try and cancel out someone else's rating.9/14. Finished. Was it a perfect book? No. It went on a bit too long, and it seemed a little rambling at times. But, overall I found it to be insightful and moving.

    26. This is a polarizing book. It is apparently adored by The Pants Suit Brigade, who had and doubtless still have tunnel vision with regard to their failed candidate. It is equally excoriated by The Other Side who doubtless still believe the book should have been written from a prison cell.The lesson here, dear Readers of All Political Persuasions, is that political figures perhaps should not write books. Or be prepared for the slings and arrows flying through the air when they do.I bought the book [...]

    27. I was a big supporter of Clinton in the 2016 election and am about 3/4 through the book because SHOCKER I WAITED UNTIL READING IT TO WRITE A REVIEW. Clinton has an absolute right to write whatever she wants. She has been in politics for decades. She has done advocacy work. She arguably had the most relevant experience of any presidential candidate in American history. She was pilloried by the press, targeted by Russia, and won by 3+ million votes. Bernie Sanders lost to her in the primary, publi [...]

    28. Haven’t read this yet, obviously. But I’m giving it 5 stars so Trump supports don’t lower the overall rating. I personally, am interested to see what she has to say. I wish she was the current President and The US would probably be in a much better position. Anyways, I’m not going to ramble about my feelings about America’s screw up on here or how much I think she should have won the election.

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