Sep 30, Bob rated it it was amazing. Keeping in mind that I read this book 10 years after it was written, I'm trying to keep my review based solely on what is presented by Edward Klein as "the truth" about Hillary, and not bring into it much of what has become known about her actions, decisions and personality during the past 10 years since its publication.
Admittedly, this is not easy to do since "the Hillary" over the past 10 years mostly tears apart any doubts or skepticism I had about "the truth about Hillar Well-Worth Reading!
by Edward Klein
Admittedly, this is not easy to do since "the Hillary" over the past 10 years mostly tears apart any doubts or skepticism I had about "the truth about Hillary" in Klein's book. This books clearly demonstrates the extensive research and interviewing Klein and his staff did with many people who had close, personal and first-hand involvement with Hillary and Bill over the years, ranging from when they first met through the period leading up to the presidential election.
In my opinion, Klein provides a very insightful perspective on the character or lack thereof of Hillary Clinton, and should have influence on potential readers and voters who are willing to keep an open mind about the woman who is possibly the next President of the US. On the other hand, those people who have been so mesmerized by the Clinton and the Hillary mystique over the years, and thus too blind to any longer be able to see her true character, should save themselves the effort of reading this book.
The close-mindedness of these people will only result in those who read The Truth About Hillary viewing it to be a total hatchet job to "get" Hillary that is full of lies, and that the author is a "professional Clinton hater"; which seems to be borne out by many of the 1-star reader reviews posted to-date. My question to these people would be if the book was so inaccurate in the material presented and was nothing more than an attempt at character assassination which, to me, is ironic since the Hillary and Bill team are considered by many to be masters of character assassination , then why hadn't she sued for libel at the time this book was published?
Personally, while I recognize that Klein wrote this book with a slanted point of view, I consider it to be mostly factual and very insightful, and I'd recommend it to anyone interested in broadening their perspective of Hillary. As a matter of fact, I plan to read Klein's recently released book about Hillary, titled Unlikeable: The Problem With Hillary. This book gave me a little more insight into and understanding of Hillary, which was my goal.
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Strangely enough, I came out liking her a bit more in a weird way. She is a royal bitch who will screw anyone over in her path but she is what she is. And she has always been loyal to Bill and Chelsea and to the country in her own way even though my vision is very different from hers, since we all know I am Libertarian.
The Washington political mumbo jumbo was boring at times but the book was interest This book gave me a little more insight into and understanding of Hillary, which was my goal. The Washington political mumbo jumbo was boring at times but the book was interesting in general. I disliked her before. But now, I feel kind of sorry for her after reading more about her. Interesting woman to follow Mar 19, Jillian rated it it was ok Recommends it for: The author definitely seemed biased against Hilary, and although I am no fan of the Clintons and have heard many of these allegations against them before I almost came away in Martha Stewart-like awe of the former first lady, now senator.
Her methods are often shady, she definitely blurs a moral line, but boy does she work her ass off and fight! Like the made-for -TV movie that was supposed to make Martha look like a monster-I guess this book had the opposite effect on me. I sort of have almost The author definitely seemed biased against Hilary, and although I am no fan of the Clintons and have heard many of these allegations against them before I almost came away in Martha Stewart-like awe of the former first lady, now senator.
I sort of have almost more respect for the ball-breaker now, lol Jun 07, Terri rated it did not like it. I don't like Hillary Clinton, but this book is nothing but a hatchet job. Klein twists and distorts flammable words and ideas, worships at the altars of Clinton's self-proclaimed nemeses, and then childishly resorts to mocking her less-than-perfect physique. I hate that I wasted money on this drivel. Nov 05, Michael rated it it was ok Recommended to Michael by: My rating is low because some of the journalism is less than objective and very obviously panders to a particular view point and one that is not my own.
Also an interesting genre Jan 24, Rob G. I enjoyed reading this book at a slight above average level. It was interesting to see Hillary's alleged personality brought to light. The major problem with the read was how I was unable to separate facts from personal opinion from the author. Oct 11, Pat Lampe rated it liked it. This was enjoyable but not much new here. Maybe I've been watching too much Fox News. But she remains reprehensible.
Amazing how she can lie the way she does. Jan 12, Adam rated it it was ok. What a dumb book. It only gets two stars because it is, now that Hillary's running for president, topical stupidity. Well documented facts that don't paint a very pretty picture of Mrs. Clinton's personality or motivations.
May 21, Jorii Rodriguez rated it it was amazing. This is truly an amazingly well written book, I applaud Edward Klein on his commitment to researching all this yaw dropping information and recollecting interviews from former staff of the white house and more. It sucks you in!! I never put down the book. It read like a fiction novel in the best way possible. Calling his book which is This is truly an amazingly well written book, I applaud Edward Klein on his commitment to researching all this yaw dropping information and recollecting interviews from former staff of the white house and more.
I give this book 5 stars. May 30, Kimber rated it really liked it. Fact-based, thoroughly researched-- he predicted she was running for president in even though she denied it. Reveals many shocking details in addition to her financial corruption and mysterious death of Vince Foster,he portrays the Clinton marriage as politically-motivated in order to further their ambitions that being the glue that holds them together more then anything else.
This book explains a lot about the behind the scenes look at Hillary and Bill's political history and their tactics. Aug 19, Mike Maughan rated it did not like it. Jan 03, T rated it it was ok.
Ten things we learned from Hillary Clinton’s book What Happened
Oct 28, Brenda Humphreys rated it liked it. WikiLeaks is releasing several private emails every day involving Hillary Clinton and her campaign chairman John Podesta. These books reveal information that was already known before the WikiLeaks emails. Quotes from sources comprise much of the book.
The author briefly writes about Hillary's childhood and her sexuality. She is the eldest of three siblings with her being the only girl. Her mother taught her never to allow anyone to hit her.
If someone hits you, hit back harder. Hillary did just that many times, even fighting with boys. It was not a romantic relationship since there was no sexual attraction between them. Hillary seemed not to want to have sex, and Bill had sexual relationships with many other girls. Hillary was fine with this. Both Hillary and Bill looked to each other to help with their individual political ambitions to get to the top.
They needed each other. She followed him back to Arkansas because, as she told several friends, she believed that hewas going to be president one day. According to the Reverend Don Jones, Hillary and Bill started plotting his run for the White House as early as - almost ten years before he actually declared his candidacy. It wasn't easy for them to get pregnant, so they went to a fertility specialist in California. They were willing to go through this because both Bill and Hillary agreed that it wouldn't look good politically for them not to have children.
Bill's sexual infidelities had begun before he and Hillary got married. Even back then, she would have her dad and brother keep an eye on and report on Bill's romances. Later, Hillary hired private investigators to watch Bill and continued this activity throughout their marriage. She wants to make sure that it does not get out of control and ruin her career with political scandals.
When she thought the infidelities were becoming too public and too dangerous, she would have her employees remove the women by transferring them so that they wouldn't be in direct contact with Bill. Monica Lewinsky Scandal When the Monica Lewinsky scandal became public, Hillary pretended that Bill's infidelities hurt her, but it was all an act. She needed to keep up her image.
The public sympathized with her and hated Bill for doing this to her. However, we didn't know at the time that Hillary knew about Bill's infidelities all along and helped cover it up. More political scandals are to come. Of course, it was in Hillary's interest to preserve the fiction that she didn't know the truth about Bill's philandering. She found many creative ways to circulate the idea that she and Bill were a normal, happily married couple.
For instance, she would occasionally drop a tantalizing remark that all was sweetness and light in the presidential bedroom. Being the first woman President of the United is her ultimate goal, the goal she had since childhood. The author dropped quotes about these subjects throughout the pages which made it difficult to follow the timeline of events. There were too many quotes in The Truth About Hillary: The words didn't flow well with some parts confusing me. Monica Lewinsky and the impeachment were mentioned over and over again when I thought we were past that time. I believe that this is a good book for people who want to know the inside story of Hillary.
Most of the details I already knew from the media, but it was good to hear about what the people who worked close to her said about Hillary. I also didn't know anything about Hillary's childhood. It helps to understand her personality and why she is so ambitious with her political career. View on my website: Mar 21, Sarah rated it it was amazing. I enjoyed this book a lot. I liked getting to learn more about Hillary and her background.
As a republican it was interesting to read about the point of view of a democrat. I liked getting to look more into her views and how she made her way into politics. I would definitely recommend this book. Sep 23, Kristi rated it really liked it. It was okay although it was pretty repetitive. A lot of this is information that I have already heard before but it did give me a good idea about some people in the background of the campaigns that I haven't known much about.
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Feb 21, Bill rated it really liked it. I recently read a scathing book about Donald Trump citing all types of references throughout. I began to wonder if he was not one I should have voted for. Then I read this book about Hillary Clinton, again, citing all types of references throughout. Hillary is a much worse person than Donald could ever imagine being. I made the right choice. Jan 24, Craig Adamson rated it liked it.
Kind of like a tabloid book. I am making the assumption that all the sources are true since this guy is a long-time reporter and former foreign editor of Newsweek. It goes into a lot more detail on all the things i heard or read in the news over the years about the Clintons.
It makes me sick that Bill Clinton was elected president, d Kind of like a tabloid book. It makes me sick that Bill Clinton was elected president, despite being a fairly effective executive. However, Hillary comes off as a pathological liar. Almost too bad she and Mitt Romney can't be married or at least run as President and Vice President on the same ticket. As one of the former assistant deputy Treasury Secretary, Brad DeLong claimed, "she should be kept as far away from the White House as possible. But very scary as she appears to be capable of saying or doing anything to be in power.
Mar 23, Lois rated it liked it. Edward Klein is a good writer and journalist. She had done nothing wrong and was an invaluable member of my team. I stuck by her the same way she has always stuck by me. I thanked her for her service and wished her luck. As I passed by, we shook hands and exchanged small talk. At the post-inauguration lunch, she met then-Representative Ryan Zinke, who now serves as Trump administration interior secretary. In a lengthy middle section dedicated to the threat posed by Russia, Clinton takes aim at Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.
After she left the state department in , Clinton writes, she and Obama kept in regular touch. They met a few times for lunch, eating jambalaya one summer on the terrace outside the Oval Office while dissecting the foreign policy challenges facing America. He never took his reelection for granted, and while it was a resounding win in the legitimately resounding kind , he knew that his legacy depended to a large degree on a Democratic victory in I knew President Obama thought the world of his vice-president, Joe Biden, and was close to some other potential candidates, so his vote of confidence meant a great deal to me.
Clinton often revisits the role played by sexism and misogyny in her defeat, writing with the sort of freedom she seldom felt able to express on the campaign trail. But she argues that the backlash was partly because she is a woman. Even the simple act of a woman standing up and speaking to a crowd is relatively new. Constantly pilloried for being insufficiently progressive, Clinton contemplated proposing a policy of universal income.
She had drawn inspiration from a model in Alaska, under which oil revenues are used to fund an annual dividend for every man, woman, and child living in the state. The idea of a basic income is one even Sanders has yet to embrace. Clinton said it was ultimately too unrealistic, but wonders what could have been given the populist wave sweeping the country. That was the responsible decision. She wondered to herself what might happen next. A debate ensued in her hotel suite over what she should say in her concession speech.
They want to hear from you. Eventually I asked the speechwriters to take another crack at a draft that was shorter and more gracious but not sugarcoated. Eventually everyone left, and it was just us.