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Chasing Hillary: Ten Years, Two Presidential Campaigns and One Intact Glass Ceiling

Narrated by: Amy Chozick
Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
Categories: Nonfiction, Politics
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For a decade, award-winning New York Times journalist Amy Chozick chronicled Hillary Clinton’s pursuit of the presidency. Chozick’s front-row seat, initially covering Clinton’s imploding 2008 campaign, and then her assignment to 'The Hillary Beat' ahead of the 2016 election, took her to 48 states and set off a nearly 10-years-long journey in which the formative years of her 20s and 30s became - both personally and professionally - intrinsically intertwined to Clinton’s presidential ambitions.

Chozick’s candor and clear-eyed perspective - from her seat on the Hillary bus and reporting from inside the campaign’s Brooklyn headquarters, to her run-ins with Donald J. Trump and her globetrotting with Bill Clinton - provide fresh intrigue and insights into the story we thought we all knew. This is the real story of what happened, with the kind of dishy inside details that repeatedly surprise and enlighten.

But Chasing Hillary is also a rollicking, irreverent, refreshingly honest personal story of how the would-be first woman president looms over Chozick’s life. And as she gets married, attempts to infiltrate the upper echelons of political journalism and inquires about freezing her eggs so she can have children after the 2016 campaign, Chozick dives deeper into decisions Clinton made at similar points in her life.

In the process, Chozick came to see Clinton not as an unknowable enigma and a political animal but as a complex person, full of contradictions and forged in the political battles and media storms that had long predated Chozick’s years of coverage.

Trailing Clinton through all of the highs and lows of the most noxious and wildly dramatic presidential election in American history, Chozick comes to understand what drove Clinton, how she accomplished what no woman had before and why she ultimately failed. Poignant, illuminating, laugh-out-loud funny, Chasing Hillary is a campaign book like never before.

©2018 Amy Chozick (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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"Amy Chozick has written a breathtaking, page-turning masterpiece that pretends to be about Hillary Clinton’s defiant presidential run. But Chasing Hillary is also - for the brilliant Chozick - a deeply personal story. Wait till you get the gory, insider details of the bloodiest political battle in recent memory. A must read!" (Mary Karr)

"Amy Chozick sweeps us along on a 10-year chase after the most famous and elusive woman in modern politics. At the bittersweet end, she captures Hillary, and America, and the travelling press, and some part of herself." (David Maraniss)

"This insanely readable book manages to bring humor and a fresh inside perspective to the saddest event in history. The details alone are sure to drive Democrats to fisticuffs, or whatever we do when the kale runs out." (Gary Shteyngart)

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  • ms. angel
  • 05-14-18

Illuminating ,gossipy and fun

I really enjoyed hearing the author read this highly entertaining memoir. This a personal book and not a political tome. If you want to hear someone with a sharp mind and great sense of humour talk about being on the campaign trail of Hillary Clinton then this audio book for you.

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  • Jessica
  • 05-01-18

Shockingly good

I bought it to listen to while I was doing laundry. Soon into it I realised it was amazing. Amy Chozick is so funny, so complex, so clever. It was so satisfying to hear all my wildly swinging feelings about Hillary be explored in this book. I truly think this will be a classic campaign memoir. The woman who wrote the Devil Wears Prada movie (forget her name sorry!) invented this term for movies where the heroine is striving not for love but for a successful career. This book is the best example of a “want com” I have read. I loved every second of it

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  • Tania sword
  • 10-06-19

Huh?

I found I couldn’t concentrate on what the author was saying. The story didn’t seem to flow and came across as clearly not a fan of Hillary Clinton and wanting to get back at her for slights she experienced.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-16-18

boring and self indulgent

Author drones on mainly about herself, padding the story out. I couldn't take any more after chapter 25.

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  • Roland
  • 07-13-18

The 2016 presidential election as viewed from the position of God.

I listened to "What happened" by Hillary Clinton, which was the 2016 election from HRC's viewpoint.
This book reads (listens) like it is viewing the 2016 from the position of God.
It is terrific. It is human. It is honest. It is Devine.
I can't recommend it highly enough.
Amy Chozich's writing is superb. Which is hardly surprising. But her voice! Her reading really takes you there. You are seeing it all from the position of God. With God, a God with human emotions, talking in your ear.

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  • Dudley
  • 06-24-18

Absolutely fantastic read

Amy you are a truly great journalist. Thank you for sharing your story. While I understand the paradox of journalism I admire greatly your outstanding skill & devotion. Most of all it goes without saying thank you for your major role in maintaining our democracy.