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  • What Happened

  • By: Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Narrated by: Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,330
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,323
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,271

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.

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  • What Happened?

  • By Celina Resendez on 10-21-17


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Reviewed: 09-21-17

I will start off by admitting that I am not a "democrat" and I wouldn't even say I'm a fan of Hillary Clinton in general. However, in an effort to be more diverse in my understanding of people that are different from me, I decided to read this book. I was hoping for some insight into the disappointment of losing a big race. I did get that....but I felt like it was much more finger pointing and blame and excuses.

I know it's ridiculous for me to have hoped to hear her say "I'm really sad that I'm not the president right now". But instead I heard more about how horrible Trump is, and how unfair it was that her emails were such a focus of the election.

I guess I shouldn't have been very surprised at the tone of the book, but I truly did have to force myself to hurry up and finish it so I could stop being so grumpy. Listening to her reading the book (on audiobook) added a bit of extra - I could not only hear her anger in the "voice" of her writing, but also her actual VOICE.

I do feel that overall Hillary is an eloquent thinker and typically a fairly diplomatic and concise speaker. And with that I was disappointed in this particular droning on of "it's not fair". I hope she can eventually emerge on the other side of her loss as a kinder person and let go of some of her disgust and anger.

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