This book made me want to know what really happened in many of the stories that are told. Everything comes across as very one sided and complimentary...moreThis book made me want to know what really happened in many of the stories that are told. Everything comes across as very one sided and complimentary to her and the administration, and I would have preferred a more accurate telling. Obviously, this isn't the platform for that kind of honesty. However, she could have been a little less with the high fives for herself. I can't think of a single thing in this book that would point to a flaw she has, or any insightful analysis about herself. Those are the things that make someone human and contribute to a great memoir. So it's a mediocre "memoir" because really it's her application for why she should be president regardless of what she says at the end. Every single sentence was extremely calculated.
That said, there is a lot of good information about other countries, America's role in diplomacy, how the State Department works, and events that were going on in the world that completely escaped the mainstream news. She is clearly a very knowledgeable and smart woman. Her accomplishments are worthy of immense praise. She just isn't the best person to be slapping her own back about it. She comes off as kinda unlikable at times. It's so awkward reading her talk about pictures of herself going viral, or people quoting her speeches. Perhaps if she was more candid and truthful in this memoir, it would have come across less like she was bragging and more like a quirky part of her life. (less)