Hillary Clinton’s New Memoir Is About To Share Some Real Talk

 Seriously, what happened?

Seriously, what happened?

The process of naming a book can often be an arduous one, but the general methodology tends to be this: Does it make someone want to pick it up and crack the spine? 

In the case of Hillary Clinton’s new memoir What Happened, slated for publication on September 12, the title is a stunningly perfect and simple example of that approach.

Because, seriously: What happened?

Approximately no one believed the 2016 presidential election would turn out the way it did—not even The Donald, despite the stories he’s spun since. 

In the endlessly dramatic half year that’s passed since Clinton’s defeat in the electoral college, she’s weighed in a few times on the state of current affairs, but the forthcoming memoir that will be published by Simon & Schuster promises a new level of candor.

“In the past, for reasons I try to explain, I’ve often felt I had to be careful in public, like I was up on a wire without a net,” Clinton writes in the introduction. “Now I’m letting my guard down.”

A press release from the publisher elaborates: “Now free from the constraints of running, Hillary takes you inside the intense personal experience of becoming the first woman nominated for president by a major party in an election marked by rage, sexism, exhilarating highs and infuriating lows, stranger-than-fiction twists, Russian interference, and an opponent who broke all the rules. 

“In these pages, she describes what it was like to run against Donald Trump, the mistakes she made, how she has coped with a shocking and devastating loss, and how she found the strength to pick herself back up afterwards.”

To be fair, Hillz will always be a public figure and politician in some sense of the word, so who knows how much honest excavation—and let’s be real: How much Trump dragging—we’ll really get.

But the woman has been through some stuff, to put it mildly, and insights from her trailblazing experiences ought to be well worth the wait.

[h/t The Washington Post]

Words: Deena Drewis
Photos: GIPHY/Courtesy Simon & Schuster