Hillary's Choice

Hillary's Choice

by Gail Sheehy
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Hillary's Choice 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Gail Sheely should be very proud of her work. This is a beautifully-written book which is a result of tons of researches and interviews with people who knew Hillary best (not just people who liked her). The more you know about Hillary, the more you admire her. She is truly an intelligent, diligent and intrigued woman leader of our nation and the whole world.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I believe most of my fellow Canadians would agree that American politics are far more interesting than our own. And being caught up in the overwhelming coverage of Clinton and his White House antics near the end of the millenium, I couldn't help but buy this book as I was browsing through biographies last year. Hilary Clinton truly is an exceptiuonal woman. Whether you are an admirer or a critic of Hilary's, Sheehy's book gives you insight into the true driving force behind Bill's success as a politician. Of course, we've heard the jokes about who really wears the pants in the Clinton family, and we all smirked when we we caught wind of the 'two-for-one' deal Americans would get when they elected Clinton as President. But while reading Hilary's Choice, you realize how close the jesting is to reality. I can't imagine how Bill would have done it if he had not had his wife at his side... Keeping that in mind, by applying the same energy, determination and cunning she displayed throughout her husband's political career to her own endeavors, Hilary will do just fine on her own. The book itself is a good solid read, and I couldn't put it down-- although the last quarter or so seemed to lag. Overall, I would recommend this book to anyone, whether you like politics, Hilary, or a good book you can sink in to. (I'm usually a fiction buff, this book was a welcome break.)
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have always been intrigued by Hillary, but did not know much about her until reading this book. I think it is a balanced, well-written and insightful presentation of her and her relationship with Bill. After reading the book, I found I liked Gail Sheehy more and Hillary and Bill less.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although I enjoyed the book, I must say that as an educated woman from the South, Texas, specifically, I was insulted and surprised by Ms. Sheehy's ignorant reference to a 'come to Jesus' meeting on more than one occasion in her book. This term has NEVER crossed my path and is not a part of the southern culture. Take it from a Baptist from the Bible Belt. This phrase is outdated at best and inaccurate in our present day culture. The book, in this regard, was very insulting to myself as a southerner and as an educated, voracious reader of most current literature and biographies. Ms. Sheehy should not throw around inaccurate phrases with such condescending aplomb. This is tantamount to northerners believing we are pistol packing, beer guzzling, redneck, uneducated people who ride horses and shout 'yeehaw'. Give me a break, Ms. Sheehy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was an insightful and provocative read, not to mention truly inspiring. After the first few chapters, one has the feeling that they should be doing something, ANYTHING. It is unfathomable to imagine even shouldering all of Hillary Clinton's successes, let alone her mistakes or outright failings. Of all the biographies I have read, never had I the impression more of an absolute constant flurry of activity and achievement. If you love her already, you will be astounded with this work. If you question her, this writing will shed light. If you dislike her, you may just have to reconsider. The problem with this work? It was just a sip of information. (The sign of a great work....we want more!!!!) To the deluge!
Guest More than 1 year ago
And I like her! I hope to see her break out of the quaqmire in which she has been mired with Slick Willy and have a life of her own. This was a fascinating read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It is most unfortunate that Gail Sheehy did not interview Hillary for this book. Sheehy interviewed Clinton's college love, David Rupert, who stated: 'some of us were inhaling' ... and 'I don't have to go there, but you can read between the lines. Sheehy told Stone Phillips, ABC DATELINE that 'They partook of what everybody else in their age group did in 1968 and '69. They went to parties where people were smoking and they probably smoked.' How preposterous for Sheehy to conclude that Hillary 'probably' used marijuana during her college days. Gail Sheehy was much too old in the 60's to make an insightful conclusion about the happenings of that era. Gail Sheehy should stick to writing her psychological novels and leave serious writing to those who would seek the truth.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Well, the books on Hillary are coming too fast and furious to read all of them. Yet, better to learn more than less. What I cannot understand is why people just do not leave her alone and let the people decide when she runs for election. Speaking of elections, Hillary should switch from running for the Senate of New York to running for The Presidency of the United States. Why? Because she has a great opportunity to win based on her their power of incumbency. No one can manipulate people, votes and power better than these two political gurus in three way race. If she loses the Senate race and when he leaves the seat of power, like what is in the book, the choice for Americans will be to not recall the past. She is viable, willing and able to win the Presidency now not in 2004. The book discloses such insight between the lines. She has the right to put forth her agenda and have it accepted or rejected by the voters. Read it, it will not provide you with the greatest of stories but it is interesting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She stays because of the power and name