Book Review: What Happened — Hillary Rodham Clinton

The latest book by Hillary Clinton has over 500 reviews on Amazon with the overall rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars

Editorial Reviews

The New York Times

“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 Washington Post

“What Happened is a raw and bracing book, a guide to our political arena.”


“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.”

Top Customer Reviews

I’m (still) with her

It’s great to finally get a thoughtful and honest account of what went on and how the terrible result of this election happened. I applaud Hillary for finding the courage and poise to tackle such a sensitive topic and look back at some of the most confusing and upsetting days of modern history. If it weren’t for the unnecessary and failed existence of the electoral collage, we would be celebrating her as Madame President. Forever and always, #ImWithHer

Fabulous book

It’s so refreshing to read a book written by an intelligent woman. Every word rings true. It’s shameful that so many in this country hate strong women.

Glad I bought and read it

Insightful, funny, heartbreaking and inspiring. Her candor is refreshing. It’s nice to finally hear here perspective.

The most exhaustive 2016 post mortem

This book is candid, thoughtful, exhaustive, and an amazing post mortem of the 2016 election from one of the candidates. Secretary Clinton did a fantastic job and I could recommend this book more highly.

Book Review What Happened — Hillary Rodham Clinton