Literary Nonfiction. Women's Studies. Politics. Who is Hillary Clinton, beyond the right-wing smear campaign and the reputation of her husband? Sonya Huber's short, accessible book takes a balanced look at Hillary, delving into the evolution of her image, her detractors and their attacks, and her policy decisions, offering an overview of the forces that have shaped her. From her role as Secretary of State to her commitment to women's rights, her changing positions and charges of unreliability on issues of trade and the environment, Hillary Rodham Clinton's political agenda has changed over time. Do these changes make her a reptilian "shape-shifter" or just a politician? Will she be responsive to a changing Democratic Party in America, and how will she govern as President of the United States?
About the Author
Sonya Huber is the author of two books of creative nonfiction, Opa Nobody and Cover Me: A Health Insurance Memoir, and a textbook, The Backwards Research Guide for Writers. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Creative Nonfiction, Brevity, Fourth Genre, and other journals. She teaches at Fairfield University and directs Fairfield's Low- Residency MFA Program.
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Sonya Huber has achieved the near-impossible: she’s managed to contextualize Hillary Clinton’s long political career with precision, clarity, and wit. Examined herein are Hillary’s complicated relationships with her husband, the American public, Wall Street, feminism, Mother Theresa, and even the author herself. An admitted Hillary skeptic, Huber unpacks her own implicit biases in a nuanced and thoughtful way, while still holding Hillary’s low-heeled feet to the fire for policies that hurt the environment and the working poor. Whatever your own opinion of Hillary Clinton, you’ll find no better primer on this fascinating, polarizing woman.