“Clinton offers one answer to the question that rang collectively from more than half the country on Nov. 9, 2016. The writing is frank, reflective and a piece of modern history.”
Featured in Time’s Top 10 Non-Fiction Books of 2017.
“In this personal if still often guarded memoir, Clinton tells her story of campaigning against Donald Trump, and the twists and turns that led to her loss.”
Featured in LA Times’ Best Non-Fiction Books of 2017.
“It’s at times a chatty campaign memento, a policy primer, a timeline and an autopsy of what exactly went wrong. Clinton is charming and even funny at times.”
Featured in NPR’s Book Concierge Great Reads of 2017.
“Clinton tells the story of what it was like to run for president of the United States as the first female nominee of a major party.”
Featured in New York Times’ 100 Notable Books of 2017.
“The defeated presidential candidate offers a guide to the contemporary political arena and directly addresses how she was treated because she is a woman.”
Featured in Washington Post’s 50 Notable Non-Fiction Books of 2017.
What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton is a novel that reveals what the female presidential nominee was thinking and feeling during what has been deemed one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history.
Free of the confines of running for the presidency, Hillary gives curious readers insights into the intense personal experience of becoming the first woman nominated for president by a major party. This personal memoir is a tell-all on her experiences in an election marked by rage, sexism, and exhilarating highs and infuriating lows. This book is a must read for anyone wanting to know her perception of the stranger-than-fiction twists, Russian interference, and an opponent who broke all the rules during the campaign.
The pages of What Happened describes what it was like to run against Donald Trump, the mistakes she felt that she made, how she found the strength to cope with the devastating loss, and of course, how she recovered afterward.
She used humor and surprising frankness to reveal the facets of the latter such as the rituals, relationships and reading that got her through the tough time. She even shares what the experience has taught her about herself and life.
She also touches in the double standards of what it means to be an influential woman in politics. There had been many criticisms over her voice, age and appearance. She learned to develop a backbone strong enough to help support her through it all.
The 2016 election was historic and unprecedented. What Happened is Hillary Clinton’s intimate recount of its events and a cautionary tale for the nation.