Hillary: A Biography of Hillary Rodham Clinton
by Karen Blumenthal
“Always aim high, work hard, and care deeply about what you believe in. . . . And, when you’re knocked down, get right back up and never listen to anyone who says you can’t or shouldn’t go on.” -Hillary Rodham Clinton
As a young girl growing up in the fifties, Hillary Diane Rodham had an unusual upbringing for the time-her parents told her, “You can do or be whatever you choose, as long as you’re willing to work for it.” Hillary took those words and ran. Whether it was campaigning at the age of thirteen in the 1964 presidential election, receiving a standing ovation and being featured in LIFE magazine as the first student commencement speaker at Wellesley, or graduating from Yale Law School-she was always one to stand out from the pack.
And that was only the beginning. Today, we have seen Hillary in many roles. From First Lady of the United States to the first female Senator of New York and most recently as the United States Secretary of State. An activist all her life, she has been devoted to health care reform, child care, and women’s rights, among others. And she’s still not done.
Critically acclaimed author Karen Blumenthal gives us a sharp and intimate look at the life of Hillary Rodham Clinton, American politics, and what the future holds in store. Illustrated throughout with black and white photographs, this is the must-have biography on a woman who has always known her public responsibility, who continues to push boundaries, and who isn’t afraid to stand up for what she believes in.
Never have I read a more inspiring book about an ambitious woman who seems to defy all odds, prejudices and annoying judgments from the American press. Ladies and Gentlemen, may I present the AMAZING, the INSPIRING, the AMBITIOUS, the AWESOME HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON!!!!!!!
This biography follows Hillary on her journey from little girl with a huge amount of talent intelligence to a woman in one the most powerful roles in the world. When I said it was an inspiring read, that was a bit of an understatement. IT IS SERIOUSLY AN INSPIRING READ!!! It’s important for every young woman (or even man) to read about some sort inspiring woman. Especially since Hillary was born in the 40s and grew up in the 50s – an especially patriarchal world – she still manages to overcome the odds. You read about her natural leadership skills and her experience at school. She was smart yet she was social and charming.
Fast-forward; for a woman so talented and gifted, she’s been through some rough shit. Despite the fact that her husband, Bill Clinton was a womanizer, throughout the novel she is the literally the butt of the press. They find every reason to talk shit about her and that was seriously so annoying to read about. WHY DOES THE PRESS HAVE TO BE SO NOSY?! DON’T THEY HAVE BETTER THINGS TO TALK ABOUT?! Well, apparently not.
You read all about her role in campaigning for her husband’s presidency and her own to be Senator. And moreover, you read about her and Obama running for President in 2008 – talk about fascinating! No, that was not sarcasm.
I’ve always found American politics more interesting than Australia’s and this is definitely a must read for anyone who feels that same. Also, reading it just gives you more of a reason to vote for her and NOT DONALD TRUMP.