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Living History by Hillary Rodham Clinton
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May 25, 2009

it was ok
bookshelves: read-in-2010, read-in-january
Read in January, 2010

After reading Bill Clinton's autobiography, I became intrigued into, not only the Presidential lifestyle but also that of the Clinton family. I have had Hillary's autobiography on my to-be-read list for awhile when I ran across the book during one of our Half Price Book trips last year. I finally got around to reading it at the end of 2009, but it took me a while to finish it. Hillary just doesn't have the same charisma that Bill does. After having listened to Bill in person at a Presidential Library event and read his autobiography, I came to the conclusion that he has a very persuasive speaking ability. He gathers the listeners up and conveys his passion to the point that the listener swells with that same passion. He spoke about civic duties and volunteerism at the event I was at and by the time I left, I wanted to volunteer for anything and everything! Hillary just doesn't have that same connection with her audience, at least in my opinion. This autobiography was interesting, a glimpse into her life and the roots of their marriage. I was slightly disappointed in all the name dropping. I would have preferred more on their life inside the white house as a family. It provided an interesting insight into the Clinton world, but not as deep as I anticipated.

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