What Happened - Hillary Clinton

What Happened

By Hillary Clinton

  • Release Date: 2017-09-12
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 3
From 388 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.


  • Lack of personal responsibility

    By Poollpokngff
    All she does is complain about others but never stops and ask what did she do wrong. The Clinton’s are corrupt murdering liars, they refuse to just go away. Sad to see her pushing so hard to leave a mark for herself. Just go away Mrs. Clinton!!
  • Rough

    By Thurstay
    I prefer a softer toilet paper but all this book was good for was wiping.
  • Anti American

    By Kip203
  • Should be in the Fiction section

    By Tvman265
  • The truth...

    By Plainsman(Bruce)
    The best candidate won!
  • Um

    By Mannbot
    You lost...
  • 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.