Hillary Clinton strikes again with her new novel about the election

If you thought losing an election along with public shame would keep someone from trying to gain attention, Hillary Clinton will prove you wrong. In a novel released on Sept. 12, Clinton revealed her emotions, character and motives during the most conflicted and controversial election in history.

“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,” Clinton said in the introduction of her book “What Happened.”

This 400-page book portrays personal anecdotes of her life and family, intense situations between her and her opponent, honest emotions she felt in the midst of hatred and her strengths and weaknesses. The book highlights topics like the one and only President Trump, Russia, Sexism, the ‘dumb’ emails, James Comey and, of course, her reason for losing the election.

Clinton says that Sanders’ attacks did ‘lasting damage’ to her general election hopes. She accuses him of “paving the way” for Trump to cast her as a corrupt corporate stooge deserving of the nickname ‘Crooked Hillary,’ Joseph Curl from Daily Wire said. This memoir is Clinton’s most confident, personal and self-examining piece yet.

Receiving 4.7 out of 5 stars, and with 97 percent of readers considered a fan, “What Happened” hit the shelves with good accounts. However, Jan Strnad from Los Angeles a Amazon Reviewer gave the book 2 stars with the reason, “A good 75 percent of the book has nothing to do with ‘what happened.’

“Most of the book is HRC telling about her political career, her wonderful family, her mother, her wonderful life with Bill, how much she cares about people, especially children, her wonderful, hard-working staff, etc. This is fine but it’s a lot to wade through to get to the meat of the book, and once you get to the meat, it’s a pretty cheap cut,” said one review on Amazon. This book has been receiving both lasting impressions and judgement. “Critical reviews have been mixed, with equal praise for her candor and skepticism for her rancor,” expressed Thu-Huong Ha from Quartz.

As a republican and one who is not a fan of Hillary Clinton, I give her kudos for releasing a book on authenticity and honesty. With that being said, I do believe that the goal for this memoir was not for the people of our country to know the truth, but for her to gain sympathy and attention. Trump has been in office for almost a year and Clinton’s bitterness still remains. Frankly, I do not think it will ever go away.

English and art major Nathan Brekke is anti-Trump, but not necessarily pro-Clinton. “I think the book is a justification of how Clinton performed in her campaign,” Brekke said. “She used it also as a ‘consolation prize.’ This is the most we have received from her since being irrelevant in the media.”

Realistically, Trump won fair and square. He was elected. He was voted. He was chosen. There is no doubt that Trump has a big mouth and is a stubborn man, but there is no sufficient reasoning as to why he would be the motivation for Clinton playing the victim. Clinton reaped what she sowed. She is human and made mistakes. It was her mistakes that overpowered Trump’s mistakes. Her dishonesty, manipulation and controversial acts were what overpowered Trump’s stiff-neck.

“What Happened” forms curiosity in the minds of the American people in both a humorous and intriguing way. It seems that Hillary Clinton will never come to terms with the outcome of the 2016 election. Instead of reading about “What Happened,” we will soon be reading about Clinton’s motives on ‘What’s Next.’

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