What Happened (audiobook)

16.9 hrs • 14 CDs • Unabridged
Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Target Audience: Adult
Release Date: 09/12/17
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Summary

#1 New York Times bestseller

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

“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.

Review Quotes

“Hillary Rodham Clinton’s book is pure Hillary—forceful, inspiring, yet humble. No one could deliver her story as she herself does, and she does it brilliantly. How does one recover from a defeat that, by all accounts, should have been a victory? As she puts it, losing is one thing—but “losing a race you’d thought you’d win is devastating.” She performs the work with dignity, speaking carefully (as always) and letting the impact of her thoughts sink in. Trump supporters will hate the book, since she doesn’t hold back her disdain for the man. The book tries to explain how she lost the election and, in doing, so raises many questions about how society treats women. And her fans will love the shots she takes at Trump. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”

AudioFile

What Happened is a raw and bracing book, a guide to our political arena.”
The Washington Post
This is an important book, and anyone who’s worried by what happened last November 8 should pick it up.”
Entertainment Weekly
Here is Clinton at her most emotionally raw.... While What Happened records the perspective of a pioneer who beat an unprecedented path that stopped just shy of the White House, it also covers territory that many women will recognize.... She demonstrates that she can mine her situation for humor.”     
People
What Happened is not one book, but many. It is a candid and blackly funny account of her mood in the direct aftermath of losing to Donald J. Trump. It is a post-mortem, in which she is both coroner and corpse. It is a feminist manifesto. It is a score-settling jubilee…. It is worth reading.”
The New York Times
The writing in What Happened is engaging — Clinton is charming and even funny at times, without trying to paint herself in too flattering of a light…. Ultimately, the book might be a historical artifact most of all — the chronicling of what, exactly, it was like to run for president as the first woman major-party candidate (and, yes, a Clinton as well). Plenty may disagree with Clinton’s opinions on what went wrong for her, but her story will still be an important part of that history when America looks back on the melee that was the 2016 election.”
NPR