This book took me by surprise. I was not quite ready for the impact it would have on me. What a thoughtful, pragmatic, powerful, compassionate woman. Someone I shamefully misjudged. Cannot recommend this book enough.
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Hillary lost, but she's gotten over it.
Instead of using her time to throw witty remarks and spread hate (like some people consider this book is), she spent her time elaborating the controllable Strengths and Weaknesses of her campaign, including the mistakes she made, while detailing the uncontrollable Opportunities and Threats she faced - including those God-darn emails!
But, despite being laden with all these facts, she manages to keep sprinkles of hope trailing the journey this book undertakes. It could easily be summed up by three quotes:
"You try, you fail, you try, you fail... but the only true failure is when you stop trying." - Madame Leota, The Haunted Mansion
"A ship is always safe at shore, but that is not what it is built for." - Albert Einstein
"Keep going." - Hillary Rodham Clinton
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I thoroughly appreciated thic excellent intelligent analysis of what happened in the 2016 US election. Honest and clear. A great book to listen to. So important that Hilary narrated it herself. it gives a better sense of the hard work, struggle and sorrow in defeat. But the reemergence of hope was beautifully articulated. Thank you Hilary for fighting the good fight and writing about it for us.
From the women herself. It is critical, challenging, self depreciating and inspiring. A must read.
Taking politics out, i found this an engaging read hearing a differing perspective on the internal and external influences on election outcomes. Its a long book and at times a little slow, but i only FF one chapter so overall it retained my interest. Love her or not, you got to admire the dedication.
It was scary hearing it all layed out so eloquently but it is important we all acknowledge it happened so it never happens again