What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton #BookReview
What Happened? Let’s see, Hillary Clinton almost made it to the White House. This book tries to explain how that happened. Very interesting, and extremely well written.
I couldn’t wait to get my hand on this book from Hillary Rodham Clinton. I loved the way she wrote Hard Decisions, where she talked about her time as U.S. Secretary of State.
Somehow this book is a sequel. Of what happened after she left the State Department and eventually decided to run again for President.
Very detailed, honest, sad, hopeful, real. It’s an exciting journey on her campaign trail. It starts with the beginning of Trump’s inauguration with some funny yet surreal experiences.
I loved the fact that she wrote exactly how many felt. I was very interested in last years election and was just as surprised when she lost.
Some questions come to mind. How? How could he have gotten the votes when he was so unprepared. Well, he didn’t. He lost the popular vote, but the American system makes it so that he could still be in the Oval Office now. She touches base on that too.
It’s a very blunt book, filled with amazing experiences. She writes a lot about the people she met during the campaign and how much they influenced her policies and will to go on.
It’s also humorous at times and emotional as well. You can feel the suffering and try to understand how it feels to have lost a presidential campaign. When the stakes were that high. At times you almost feel she writes ‘Told you so’ when referring to Trump’s actions since January.
But it’s a book about gratitude, understanding, hope and the ability to move past loss, suffering, and defeat. I believe that is the main message of the book. Rather than who would be to blame. Clinton herself takes part of the responsibility, but the many factors have to be mentioned too. It’s amazing how important can some emails be when the other guy had so many different, more poignant issues.
She also talks a lot about the role of women in politics and I was honestly amazed by how she still wanted to overcome that issue. She is proud of her career’s achievement and rightly so I believe.
A lot of policies are detailed and explained and you can feel that she really cared about the job, not about the win. Amazing how many obstacles she was able to overcome.
I loved the way she wrote about something so important and personal and you get to understand what she actually wanted to project to the voters, even if she wasn’t very successful at that. I believe the book needs to be read with an open mind. Even if you are not interested in politics, the book has a great overall message about hope and change.
I would really love to hear what you guys think about it.
Here’s another take on the book as well from Time magazine. I saw that now a lot of people comment around the book and Hillary as well.