Hillary Clinton Memoir: Hard Choices

Hillary Clinton Releases a Memoir

Hillary Clinton released the book Hard Choices, a memoir, in April of 2015 which has received over 2300 reviews on Amazon, with an average 2.8 star rating since its release.  The New York Times describes her book about her choices in political office, mainly as Secretary of State as “A subtle, finely calibrated work…with succinct and often shrewd appraisals of the complex web of political, economic, and historical forces in play around the world”. The Los Angeles Times described the book as "In the aftermath of her 2008 presidential run, Hillary Rodham Clinton expected to return to the United States Senate. To her surprise, newly elected President Barack Obama asked her to serve in his administration as Secretary of State. Hard Choices is a richly detailed and compelling chronicle of Clinton’s role in the foreign initiatives and crises that defined the first term of the Obama administration…it teems with small, entertaining details about her interactions with foreign leaders."

Readers of Hillary Clinton's Hard Choices share differing views...

Those that have read the book, and posted reviews on Amazon have had a contrary opinion for the most part.  Some have described the book as "The whole book was written as if it was purely political rhetoric" and having a theme of constant "attack on Bush's foreign policy is a constant theme in the book which is OK except there is no explanation as to why Bush was unsuccessful in specific countries like Turkey."  Other reviewers described the book as "Cheesy, trite, and meaningless" and "America's foremost serial liar."  One reader went so far as to state "This book should be in the Fiction section."  In fact, 46% of readers gave the book only a 1 star rating, and only 34% gave it 5 stars.

Hillary Clinton in contrast to other candidates...

In comparison to her rival candidates for the Presidency in Donald Trump with his book Crippled America: How to Make America Great Again which has had over 1100 reviews since its release with an average 4.5 star rating and Bernie Sanders with his book Outsider in the White House which although has only 110 reviews on Amazon, still boasts a more favorable 4.6 stars for what he has written about his vision.  Hillary Clinton has had about five other books released on her, and more coming out in 2016, delving into her background and history which are clearly less than favorable.   It will be interesting to see the outcome of her campaign.  We will review some of those books later this week.

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