What Happened - Hillary Clinton

What Happened

By Hillary Clinton

  • Release Date: 2017-09-12
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
3 Score: 3 (From 384 Ratings)


“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.


  • Horrible Book!!

    By Tjp1234
    Why is this book not sold in the fiction section.
  • I actually read this

    By OneLove0223
    And it is very good. She does take responsibility for her loss, but explains external forces that were out of her control; Russian interference, misogyny, the email story dominating media, etc, etc. the list goes on. Try to read the book before judging or rating it.
  • A very sad read

    By R. Row
    I never liked Mrs. Clinton very much, but also didn't like the way I felt about her. She always seemed plastic, uncaring and self absorbed. After reading her book I have come to realize that my feelings towards her are well founded. It is a very sad read.
  • Finally!!!

    By Finally!!!!...
    I was so happy to finally get this book, and it did not disappoint.
  • MAGA

    By Google is fake
    This lady needs to take her pills and go back to bed. It’s too hot for her.
  • She's a loser.

    By stlouisheritage
    She's honestly not worth listening to.
  • Blame Game

    By 1qtpie
    I don't know how one person can blame so many people for her failings. All she has is excuses for everything. Thank god she didn't win!!!
  • Watch out for low ratings and the corresponding date

    By KingPosh
    I have been reading this book off and on ever since it came out, and this is the one book that has made me love reading. (Of all the books, right?) But, I was reading the reviews earlier today, and a lot of them said that Hillary was just blaming everyone but herself. I was confused, because I haven’t gotten that notion at all, then I looked at the date the review was published, and they came out before the book did. So, if you read any review, make sure you read the date before you decide on the book or Hillary herself.
  • Worthless reading material

    By Bizbugsiey
    She tries to paint herself as a saint. She lost point blank! Downloaded the audiobook version and stopped listening halfway through
  • Garbage

    By Trey daddy 11
    She possesses not a single leadership trait.