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Unlikeable: The Problem with Hillary

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A New York Times Bestseller!

From the author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers The Amateur and Blood Feud . . .

Unlikeable is the stunning, powerful exposé of Hillary Clinton and her floundering race for the White House. With unprecedented access to longtime associates of the Clintons and the Obamas, investigative reporter Edward Klein meticulously recreates conversations
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Hardcover, 256 pages
Published September 28th 2015 by Regnery Publishing
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Margitte
A nice gossipy-kind of book on the Clintons. But since I've read the author before, I expected a rant, and got something totally different. Hilary comes across as a complex person, and despite the gossipy character of the book, much investigating journalism underscores the book, resulting in a 'neutral' approach to a highly interesting part of history.

The author claimed he interviewed thousands of people around the Clintons through several years. That might be the case, however, I find the use o
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dianne
Oct 21, 2015 rated it liked it
A quick read by someone who really does not like the Clintons. But as he points out - one doesn’t need to look deeply, or wonder about a great right wing conspiracy, to enumerate the myriad scandals, lies, and cheating that have been constants during the Clinton’s political careers. It does appear that they really think the laws, the rules, don’t apply to them.

While Secretary of State, she promised Obama that she would not accept foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation - when, in fact, neve
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Gisela Hausmann
Jul 04, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: biography, politics
"Unlikeable: The Problem with Hillary" is a riveting read, (I read it in two sessions) and it offers entertainment value. If it were novel it would deserve 5 stars. Ed Klein is a terrific writer and he knows it.

That was the good part!

While sadly it has become the norm that only narcissists and people with fundamentally flawed personalities run for office, Klein's detailed account of Hillary Clinton's issues illustrates even more clearly how tough women have it to stand their ground. I remember a
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Keith
Oct 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Writing a book detailing why Hillary Clinton is “Unlikeable” might seem like a fool’s errand. After all, it’s a statistical certainty that at least half of the country already doesn’t like (or trust) her. Yet author Klein’s remarkable book details Hillary’s ethical lapses, tin ear, various falsehoods and prodigious temper in a brisk and fresh manner:
If you could pan an imaginary iPhone camera across the trajectory of Hillary’s long career—from Little Rock to the White House to the Senate to her
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John
Sep 30, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you were unsure of Hillary, you'll dislike her. If you didn't like Hillary, you'll dislike her more.
Michelle
"Unlikeable: The Problem with Hillary" authored by Edward Klein is an important expose of Hillary Clinton, her fallout with the Obama Administration, and glaring truths about her ties to Corporate America through the Clinton Foundation. Klein also makes a startling observation in regards to the lack of substantial accomplishment that define the role of a prominent leader. Edward Klein is a notable journalist and has written many #1 bestselling books about political figures including the Obama's ...more
Robert Miller
Feb 28, 2016 rated it it was ok
As with many nonfiction books dealing with contemporary political issues, Edward Klein's view of Hillary Clinton's “floundering race” for the Whitehouse loses cutting edge relevance much like a new car loses value the second it is driven off the lot. His focus on Obama's mistrust of Hillary, and in particular, Valerie Jarrett's and Michelle Obama's disgust of her (they both wanted Elizabeth Warren, and later, Joe Biden to be the Democratic nominee), Slick Willie's mischevious interference in the ...more
Carolyn
Apr 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
My opinion of Hillary couldn't go much lower, since I had concluded long ago that she has no conscience and no integrity, and likeability just isn't a quality found in company with her imperious manner, even though she engaged a "likeability coach" arranged through Stephen Spielberg. As she said, "It just isn't me." What I learned from this book is that she inherited her violent temper from her father, who sounds like a double for the Great Santini, and passed it on to Chelsea, who seems to have ...more
Randee
Sep 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction
To anyone that asks, I like to say that I would vote for Satan, herself, before I would vote for Hillary Clinton.
Yes, I would love to see the first female president of our country in my lifetime, but I don't vote on gender. And, I would like to see a female make it on her own merits. If it weren't for Bill, Hillary would not be known to the public at large.
I do not try to convert anyone to my beliefs. Everyone needs to make up their own opinions on everything from religion to politics and every
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Jo
Jul 22, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
His tone was dismissive of certain issues and just glossed over others. His tone was derogatory throughout the whole thing. I would have rather had the facts. I really don't care about her age or her clothing... The author attempted to demean Hillary as an older female. At one point the author even talked about how she had a plastic surgeon snuck into her home for a series of procedures to make her less "unlikeable," e.g. botox and some other minor procedures. And in his research he found that m ...more
Betty
Oct 15, 2015 rated it liked it
This book validates a lot of rumors and innuendo's about HRC. It also validates that politics is a sleazy business. HRC would sell our country for an ounce of gold. This passage from the book frightens me more than anything I have heard in the past in regards to kick backs to the Clinton Foundation 'Vladimir Putin control over 20 percent of the uranium production capacity in the United States.' As a child who grew up with the Cold War this account put chills up my back!
thewanderingjew
Oct 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
UnLikeable, Edward Klein
Hillary Clinton is exposed in Ed Klein’s book, as a woman who will say and do anything to be elected and/or apparently, to get her way. The ultimate end results never seem to matter, nor do the means by which she attains them. For Hillary, the appearance of her behavior is what counts, the appearance of success, regardless of whether or not, in fact, the idea presented as “success” is indeed a failure in the end, as in the Russian reset and the capture of those responsibl
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Bob
Oct 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
A Very Insightful Read!

Edward Klein in Unlikeable, once again uses his no-holds-barred style of writing and his strong ability to accurately interpret the facts and information obtained from his "in-the-know sources" to provide readers with a very insightful expose into Hillary Clinton. Whichever way you lean politically, Unlikeable is a book all readers should read who are willing to have an open mind about the type of person who could be the next president.

If you weren't already among the many
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Terrance Zepke
Jul 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Regardless of your political beliefs, there is no doubt that the Clintons are a controversial couple. Edward Klein does an outstanding job of clearly and concisely chronicling their deeds, most especially Hillary. Anyone who is planning to vote in the next election (especially if you are on the fence as to who to vote for or are planning to vote for Hillary) should read this book.

The book discusses her most recent scandal--her use of a private email account. In case you don't think that's a big
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Laura
Jan 03, 2016 rated it liked it
A hatchet job, as would be expected from the title.

I bought the book as part of my research for the 2016 presidential race. I've read pro and con books on all three major candidates. Hillary was not my first choice, but this book convinced me that she is a strong, capable, focused woman.

She's been under the public's microscope for 40+ years now, and this book pulls up and takes apart every event that could be seen negatively, in order to prove its point.

My view of her marriage, unchanged by t
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Jaycee Bond
Jul 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-books, politics
Four stars because of all the anonymous sources, I understand that they want secrecy but it does make the reader wonder a little about the legitimacy of it. However, if it was all true and I had no reason to doubt, I would rate it five stars. My parents, mostly dad, would always complain about how shady the Clinton's were (specifically Hillary) when they appeared on the news, and I get it now. Wow.
David Ward
May 27, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: biography
Unlikeable: The Problem With Hillary by Edward Klein (Regnery Publishing 2015) (Biography). This entire book is pure Republican screed. It's as relentless a hatchet job as I've ever seen. The author does his best to destroy Hillary's credibility. The only problem? The author never contemplates the alternative to Hillary as president which the Republicans are now attempting to foist upon the electorate as a legitimate choice for Americans: Donald “Sleazeball” Trump. Now is the time to exercise yo ...more
David McDonald
Nov 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Revealing the actors from the act

I read this after a recommendation from a colleague. Although I am conservative I am not merely for one party or the other and sometimes have leaned to the other party while living in a fiercely Republican state. In spite of this, I find the account of Hillary in this book deeply articulate and if true, a proverbial mirror of moral depravity reflected not just of Hillary Clinton but of the American people that she represents. A. very vulnerable weakness posed by
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Don
Jan 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
As a long time east-coast writer for established left-wing publications, Klein has access to many of the people who run in the same circles as the Clintons. This book gives the behind-the-scenes anecdotes of how two-faced Hillary Clinton is. She is not the brilliant loving grandmother she would like people to believe. She is a mean-spirited, foul-mouthed, conniving, lying, narcissistic, unaccomplished, petty-minded, ill-tempered, greedy woman (plus a few other adjectives I left out). No wonder s ...more
Renae Hinchey
Oct 03, 2017 rated it liked it
This was a quick read, and the book really needed better editing. The chapters jumped around, so that you were constantly reading about events that occurred at various dates in every chapter. The information about the crooked Clinton's was interesting, but most of it I had read about before from other authors.

The author, Ed Klein, clearly does not like the Clinton's. The book was entertaining and the most humorous parts were examples from those interviewed regarding Hillary's temper and her use
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Paul O'Leary
Feb 28, 2017 rated it liked it
Brief. Breezy. And biased, of course. But if you're looking to get your Hillary hate on this book should suit the purpose intended adequately. Direct citation of quoted sources are rare. Not a big surprise. My favorite quote, though, is from Maureen Dowd(a rare direct quote), who recalls a joke bouncing about Hollywood that compared HRC to Dasani water as "(s)he's got a great distribution system, but nobody likes the taste."
Teresa Mann
Aug 07, 2017 rated it it was ok
This book was released prior to the election. Nine months later I read it. This book reaffirmed my decision in November not to vote for her. It was Hillary's own words that repeated in my head on that November morn, not anything Fox News said or my ultra-conservative friends stated, that led me away from her. "What difference, at this point, does it make?" Big difference, Mrs. Clinton.
Ken
Jul 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What continues to amaze me is how much the Obama absolutely detest the Clintons; and how hard the president campaigned for Hillary in 2016. In this book, Hillary Clinton shows herself to be just as awful as she was in The Amateur and Blood Feud. I recommend all three. Thank God we dodged a bullet in 2016. Love him or hate him, President Trump saved us from Hillary Clinton.
Janet Mueller
Aug 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
It was great reading another book that only intensified my convictions that the Clintons are as despicable & corrupt as I had known them to be in the early 1990's. A fast & entertaining read, much like eating a McDonald's hamburger after eating only healthy food for weeks on end.
p
Jan 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I swear I love Mr Klien so much. He has a writing style that makes words spread like butter. I want to read all the books he has ever written. Obviously this is another book that explains confirmed corruption in politics.
Jonathan
Oct 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
hilarious tale of collusion with narcissistic personality disorder
Robin Case
Aug 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Quick read.
Anne
Nov 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book was well written. The subject matter? Must have been difficult to write and think about daily, glad I read it, but glad it's behind me.
Michael Tarpinian
Mar 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Wow. Hillary came across as so terrible and antisocial, I started to feel sorry for her. In college she called herself a misanthrope. I would agree.
Burt Schoeppe
Nov 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: political
Excellent book.

Interesting to read the extent to which Bill and Hillary now lead separate lives.

Amercians dodged a bullet by not electing her president.
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Edward J. Klein (born 1937) is an American author, tabloid writer and gossip columnist who is a former foreign editor of Newsweek, and former editor-in-chief of The New York Times Magazine (1977-1987). He has written about the Kennedys, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, and Donald Trump.

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“This anti-Hillary sentiment was especially alive and well in the White House, where the ruling triumvirs—Barack Obama, Valerie Jarrett, and Michelle Obama—were working overtime to undermine Hillary’s chances.” 1 likes
“As a campaigner, said Dee Dee Myers, who served as Bill's press secretary, Hillary made the mistake of telling audiences what she felt rather than showing them. "The presidency," said Meyers, "isn't all that powerful, except as the bully pulpit. It comes down to your ability to get people to follow you, to inspire. You have to lead. Can Hillary get people to come together, or does she remain such a polarizing figure?" For an answer to that question, all you had to do was ask half the voters in the United States, who didn't like Hillary. In total contrast to Hillary, Bill was brilliant at politics because (1) he liked people, (2) they liked him, and (3) he treated all politics, -- even presidential politics -- like local politics. He'll show up at your birthday party in suburban Cleveland if he thinks you can be useful to him down the pike," said one of his closest advisers. "Can you imagine the impact that has -- his showing up at a middle-class home out of nowhere? You never forget it, and you tell everybody you know about it. These other guys in politics don't get the power of that kind of thing. The ripple effect it has politically over the long term. Bill does. He's been doing that since he was in high school.” 1 likes
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