Chasing Hillary: Ten Years, Two Presidential Campaigns, and One Intact Glass Ceiling

Chasing Hillary: Ten Years, Two Presidential Campaigns, and One Intact Glass Ceiling

by Amy Chozick
Chasing Hillary: Ten Years, Two Presidential Campaigns, and One Intact Glass Ceiling

Chasing Hillary: Ten Years, Two Presidential Campaigns, and One Intact Glass Ceiling

by Amy Chozick


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New York Times bestseller

The Devil Wears Prada meets The Boys on the Bus”—New York Times

The dishy, rollicking, and deeply personal story of what really happened in the 2016 election, as seen through the eyes of the New York Times reporter who gave eight years of her life to covering the First Woman President who wasn't.

For a decade, award-winning New York Times journalist Amy Chozick chronicled Hillary Clinton’s pursuit of the presidency. Chozick’s front-row seat, initially covering Clinton’s imploding 2008 campaign, and then her assignment to “The Hillary Beat” ahead of the 2016 election, took her to 48 states and set off a nearly ten-years-long journey in which the formative years of her twenties and thirties became – both personally and professionally – intrinsically intertwined to Clinton’s presidential ambitions.

Chozick’s candor and clear-eyed perspective—from her seat on the Hillary bus and reporting from inside the campaign’s Brooklyn headquarters, to her run-ins with Donald J. Trump and her globetrotting with Bill Clinton— provide fresh intrigue and insights into the story we thought we all knew. This is the real story of what happened, with the kind of dishy, inside details that repeatedly surprise and enlighten.

But Chasing Hillary is also a rollicking, irreverent, refreshingly honest personal story of how the would-be first woman president looms over Chozick’s life. And, as she gets married, attempts to infiltrate the upper echelons of political journalism and inquires about freezing her eggs so she can have children after the 2016 campaign, Chozick dives deeper into decisions Clinton made at similar points in her life. 

In the process, Chozick came to see Clinton not as an unknowable enigma and political animal but as a complex person, full of contradictions and forged in the political battles and media storms that had long predated Chozick’s years of coverage. 

Trailing Clinton through all of the highs and lows of the most noxious and wildly dramatic presidential election in American history, Chozick comes to understand what drove Clinton, how she accomplished what no woman had before, and why she ultimately failed. Poignant, illuminating, laugh-out-loud funny, Chasing Hillary is a campaign book like never before that reads like a fast-moving political novel.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062413598
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/24/2018
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Amy Chozick is a writer-at-large for the New York Times. Originally from San Antonio, Texas, she lives in New York with her husband and son.

Table of Contents

Author's Note xi

1 Happy Hillary 1

2 Jill Wants to See You 11

3 "The World's Saddest Word" 25

4 Bill Clinton Kaligani 31

5 Roving 36

6 The Foreign Desk 43

7 "Scoops of Ideas" 51

8 "Taking Back America" 56

9 Leave Hillary Alone 59

10 "Iowa … I'm Baaack" 70

11 The Last Good Day 74

12 Emailghazi 79

13 "What Makes You So Special?" 88

14 The Everydays 98

15 "Fucking Democrats" 106

16 The Ninnies 114

17 A Tale of Two Choppers 117

18 Sorry, Not Sorry 124

19 The Pied Piper 130

20 "Spontaneity Is Embargoed Until 4:00 p.m." 136

21 "Schlonged" 147

22 "I Am Driving Long Distances in Iowa and May Be Slower to Respond" 150

23 Meeting Our Waterloo 154

24 The Girls on the Bus 160

25 You Will Look Happy 172

26 He Deprived Her of a Compliment 180

27 "Saint Hillary" 189

28 I Hate Everyone 195

29 "You Should Be So Pretty!" 204

30 Prince Harry 209

31 The Plane Situation 214

32 The Gaffe Tour 224

33 "Let Donald Be Donald" 234

34 Stay Just a Little Bit Longer 237

35 The Kids Are Alright 240

36 Writing Herstory 249

37 Who Let the Dog Out? 257

38 "Man, Y'all Are Jittery" 259

39 The Bed Wetters 266

40 Off the Record … Until Hacked 270

41 The Red Scare 275

42 Gladiator Arena 278

43 "HRC Has No Public Events Scheduled" 285

44 "Media Blame Pollen" 293

45 The Fall of Magical Thinking 305

46 Debate Hillary 311

47 How I Became an Unwitting Agent of Russian Intelligence 316

48 The "Big Ball of Ugly" 323

49 Bill's Last Stand 329

50 Chekhov's Gun 336

51 Hillary's Death March to Victory 341

52 The Tick-Tock Number One 349

53 The Tick-Tock Number Two 356

54 The Morning After 368

Acknowledgments 381

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