What Happened

What Happened

By Hillary Clinton

  • Release Date: 2017-09-12
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 3
From 791 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.


  • Trump Happened

    By GTBTP, Inc.
    Everyone should buy this book to truly understand! What a wonderful book for anyone who loves fiction! This book, written by someone who refuses to accept that tens of millions of previously loyal democrat voters resoundingly rejected her. In true Clinton style, Hillary condescends and refuses to take responsibility for losing to an underfunded rookie politician despite a complicit media and a billion dollar campaign apparatus. Hillary has spent the last 30 years preparing for her coronation, seemingly coasting to victory on a wave of progressive identity politics. She pandered to liberal elites, African Americans, and accused everyone else of being deplorable. She went to the far left fringes with Bernie, abandoning the policies, and with them, the voters that made her husband a two term president. Simply put, this is a must read for all you sexist, racist, homophobic, Islamophobic, xenophobic Trumpkins!
  • What happened

    By Melvin Smitherman
    I thought this to be a thorough explanation which satisfied meAbout my candidateHillary Rodham Clinton
  • Hillaryious Hitpiece

    By Orlando789
    So typical of leftists, that they'll tak ZERO resposibility for their failures ... Blame-shifting, instead of owning up her own delusions!
  • Boring

    By fgianakos
    First of all, I voted for her. However, I’m disappointed with the book. It became tedious and redundant. As an example, it seemed she spoke about Comey’s letter 100 times when once would have sufficed. Still like her policy ideas and ideology though but rough reading.
  • Nasty

    By It bes
    I hate this book
  • Blame game.

    By Hopewellwoodwork
    Hillary, people didn’t like you. You were despised. No need to blame everyone else.
  • Heartfelt

    By Reading Radiologist
    In this book she exposes her emotions filtered through her smart frontal lobe. If read honestly, it provides excellent advice and perspective on how to handle life’s challenges.
  • Get ready for 2018

    By Austie56
    I enjoyed it, it has fired me up to make sure we get out and vote in 2018!
  • A beautiful reminder of what might have and should have been

    By Ashton E Pittman
    Herein are the words of an honest, inspiring, thoughtful, and incredibly strong person who will be remembered far longer and as far greater than the man whose ill-gotten victory cost America a glass-breaking moment in history. If you didn’t “get” Hillary Clinton before, you will after you read this book. When the Mueller investigation is over and the dust of 2016 settles, Hillary Clinton will be the sole person left standing without shame or stain. When the Trump presidency is relegated to the comic reel of American history, this book will still be read in feminist lit classes at universities across the world.
  • You lost to a senator of 180days experience, then Trump

    By Qeternity
    Barack Obama was the least qualified candidate in history, and the democrats threw Hilary overboard at first chance. She then lost to DJT. What happened? Everyone hates you.