What Happened - Hillary Clinton

What Happened

By Hillary Clinton

  • Release Date: 2017-09-12
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 3
From 697 Ratings
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“In the past, for reasons I try to explain, I’ve often felt I had to be careful in public, like I was up on a wire without a net. Now I’m letting my guard down.” —Hillary Rodham Clinton, from the introduction of What Happened

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.

In these pages, she describes what it was like to run against Donald Trump, the mistakes she made, how she has coped with a shocking and devastating loss, and how she found the strength to pick herself back up afterward. With humor and candor, she tells readers what it took to get back on her feet—the rituals, relationships, and reading that got her through, and what the experience has taught her about life. She speaks about the challenges of being a strong woman in the public eye, the criticism over her voice, age, and appearance, and the double standard confronting women in politics.

She lays out how the 2016 election was marked by an unprecedented assault on our democracy by a foreign adversary. By analyzing the evidence and connecting the dots, Hillary shows just how dangerous the forces are that shaped the outcome, and why Americans need to understand them to protect our values and our democracy in the future.

The election of 2016 was unprecedented and historic. What Happened is the story of that campaign and its aftermath—both a deeply intimate account and a cautionary tale for the nation.


  • Criminal

    By K1A2L3
  • Blame Game

    By M.Speier
    The lack of self awareness is astonishing. Neither candidate was fit to run and worst of all today she’s in worse shape than Trump.
  • First book that succeeded to answer its question in the title

    By ckjets
    Read no further. Question: what happened? Answer: Hillary Clinton. Every thing after that is pure horse excrement.
  • What Happened?

    By Rgone111
    Why is she trying to explain what happened using her own opinions? Her reign has ended. She’s nobody’s president except in her own delusional mind. When she’s indicted, she can then ask “What Happened.”
  • Trump is what happened!

    By Patmvp05
  • Ok... REALLY

    By stop trying hilary
    You are still going on about this campaign that was your fault for losing. Not every thing will just come to you whenever you want it. Your still making up dumb excuses to why you lost. I would have rated your book a -10 but I can’t
  • Great book!

    By asuz09
    Lots of insight.
  • Blame game

    By Flossyct
    Poor excuse for a book
  • You lost deal with it!!!

    By Witchypoo16
    Hillary you are writing a book explaining how you lost and why you didn't win! he got the majority so he won! So just shut up about it already! Do you see me whining? NO YOU DONT because I'm not! And I don't care. Why do you need to tell us why you lost...we already know, the reason is trump won you lost! Like seriously do you need to keep whining about how much more stronger of a person you are, well your not, he won fair and square so get over it. Get on with your life because we all you know you don't have much of one left!!
  • You lost. He won. Can you please shut up and stop yapping about it already?!

    By Piñata Magonia Poppy
    Hillary lost. Trump won fair and square. This is called denial. If a therapist had to diagnose Hillary and tell her what was wrong, it would be Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPC) and denial. Also, if you didn't happen to realize, this book is the first book to ever have the question and the answer on it. What Happened? Well.... Hillary Rodham Clinton happened. If there were zero stars, that would be great. This book is boring and an utter waste of paper and an utter waste of my time. Didn't even finish it because it was so bad. Just completely narcissistic and drawling. P.S. Im glad she didn't win and this book just makes me laugh. The genre should be comedy. Also, should have a warning on the front saying "What you are about to see and read is beyond narcissism. This is a disclaimer."