“My advice would be simple: Don’t let the bastards get you down. Stay true to yourself and your values. Most of all, keep going.”
– Hillary Rodham Clinton
I enjoyed reading about the election from Secretary Clinton’s perspective. I found it a pretty quick read when I would actually sit down to read it. She writes well with poise and humor but the subject matter is brutal. It was rough enough living through the election year of 2016. Thanks to the ongoing coverage of the Russian investigation, I can’t say there was much in the book that was surprising. I had forgotten all the actions taken by Director Comey about her emails (But her emails!). Seeing that timeline laid out, helped me to see why she would hold a grudge against him. This book humanized her in a way that I didn’t get from the election coverage provided by the media. I think the parts of the book that I enjoyed the most were the family moments with her husband and daughter working along side her during the campaign or what a victory would have meant to her mother. I also respected that she showed what it is like to reach for something, fail, and what the aftermath of that failure looks like.