Sheehy strips away the layers of public masks and private denials, showing through one vivid scene after another how Hillary became captivated with Bill, and how desperately Bill depends on Hillary to bring him back again and again from the political dead. Sheehy deconstructs their embattled co-presidency. Sheehy also uncovers the lifelong imprint of Hillary's drillmaster father and the frustrated mother who taught her to bottle up her emotions and took subversive pleasure in teaching her only daughter how to fight like a man.
Hillary's Choice reveals much more: the one serious threat to the Clinton marriage, when Bill fell in love with a woman unlike any of his others; Hillary's symbiotic relationship with political guru Dick Morris; the source of Hillary's crippling hostility toward the press; how Hillary escaped the snare of Ken Starr; how she capitalized on the miseries of the Monica year; and why she chose to seek her own political voice.
Gail Sheehy provides insights into the power couple and the excesses that colored their marriage. The narration is excellent, as well