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3.37 out of 53.37 out of 53.37 out of 53.37 out of 53.37 out of 5 3.37 (38 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Hillary Rodham Clinton Narrator: Hillary Rodham Clinton Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2003 ISBN: 9780743567725
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Hillary Rodham Clinton is known to hundreds of millions of people around the world. Yet few beyond her close friends and family have ever heard her account of her extraordinary journey. She writes with candor, humor and passion about her upbringing in suburban, middle-class America in the 1950s and her transformation from Goldwater Girl to student activist to controversial First Lady. Living History is her revealing memoir of life through the White House years. It is also her chronicle of living history with Bill Clinton, a thirty-year adventure in love and politics that survives personal betrayal, relentless partisan investigations and constant public scrutiny.
Hillary Rodham Clinton came of age during a time of tumultuous social and political change in America. Like many women of her generation, she grew up with choices and opportunities unknown to her mother or grandmother. She charted her own course through unexplored terrain -- responding to the changing times and her own internal compass -- and became an emblem for some and a lightning rod for others. Wife, mother, lawyer, advocate and international icon, she has lived through America's great political wars, from Watergate to Whitewater.
The only First Lady to play a major role in shaping domestic legislation, Hillary Rodham Clinton traveled tirelessly around the country to champion health care, expand economic and educational opportunity and promote the needs of children and families, and she crisscrossed the globe on behalf of women's rights, human rights and democracy. She redefined the position of First Lady and helped save the presidency from an unconstitutional, politically motivated impeachment. Intimate, powerful and inspiring, Living History captures the essence of one of the most remarkable women of our time and the challenging process by which she came to define herself and find her own voice -- as a woman and as a formidable figure in American politics. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A thoughtful and provocative read, this memoir provides a rare and intimate glimpse into the mind and heart of a true political icon.”

    BarnesandNoble.com, editorial review

  • “[Hillary] Clinton has produced a surprisingly engaging and, at points, even compelling book. Especially once the couple reaches the White House, she provides enough of a peek behind the curtain to keep the pages turning. She presents intriguing new details on her role in shaping the policies of her husband’s presidency.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “The only thing that matters, with any book, is this: Is it worth reading? And in the case of Living History, the answer is yes...it’s going to be hard for any but the most partisan to ignore her grace and her mix of self-confidence and the insecurities that seem to burden us all.”

    Kansas City Star

  • Living History is a solidly written, personal account from a major player in one of this country’s most politically contentious periods. It is an important part of the record.”

    Denver Post

  • “All in all, her infectious sense of optimism and unwavering energy shine through in her delivery and will leave listeners with a new respect for the former First Lady.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristin Banta | 2/20/2014

    " This book answered all my questions about Hillary and Bill. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marita | 2/18/2014

    " Great book. Gives a nice background on Hilary from her perspective. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bonnie | 2/10/2014

    " After reading this book I became a Hillary fan. She is a real woman with real emotions. I think people that are voting in this presidential race should read this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 sani | 2/1/2014

    " My intention of reading this book was to hear her side of the story. Now that I've heard it, well... what can I say... some politicians are always trying to take advantage of every situations. You can tolerate it sometimes, but there are times when enough is enough. Potraying American politicans as the heroes saving the Muslims in ex-Yugoslavia is simply absurd. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gretta | 1/30/2014

    " I really wanted to like this more. Interesting perspective to hear about but kind of boring and jumps around. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shanna | 1/23/2014

    " 3 stars because althought I LOVE Hillary, I have a really hard time getting through nonfiction books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Miri | 1/9/2014

    " I never knew much about Bill Clinton's presidency since I was seven years old when he was elected, so I loved the chance to learn all about it. I already liked Hillary in the 2008 campaign and actually preferred her to Obama, but as I got to know her through this book, my opinion of her just continued to climb. I hope she runs again, and I hope she wins. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tricia3721 | 1/8/2014

    " I loved this book. She is such a strong and dedicated woman. I really hope that she gives presidency another go after Obama's term (s?) is/are over!! She discussed everything from how she met Bill to his cheating and all of her political aspirations!! I recommend it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 1/4/2014

    " Enjoyed listening to her. Got to know more about Hillary:-) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Raphael Paulian | 12/25/2013

    " I was amazed to see how often Hillary Clinton mentions God, maybe more than your French vicar! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Joellen Valerius | 10/30/2013

    " Don't get me wrong by the rating, reading about anyone in a high profile's life is interesting, but I thought the writing and scruture of it sucked!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Doug Long | 10/25/2013

    " I've got to admit, I enjoyed this book. She comes off as bright, human, and loyal to family and longtime friends. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maria | 10/11/2013

    " I listened to this abridged audio version while driving from Arkansas to Kentucky. Clinton was excellent company. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ruby | 10/1/2013

    " Hillary is an amazing, fascinating woman and I enjoyed reading her story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amanda Patterson | 7/16/2013

    " I wanted to like this more, but I found it dry and uninspiring. I think revealing a little more of the real Hillary would have made this come alive. I can barely remember it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bhavya | 6/17/2013

    " It was indeed amazing living history with one of my favourite role models-Hillary Rodham Clinton!:)-Simply loved it!:) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ainsley | 4/22/2013

    " It helped me understand her better. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Martina | 4/5/2013

    " she toots her own horn too much "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adi Veltrop | 1/11/2013

    " Fascinating book about a fascinating woman. Worth checking out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelli | 12/31/2012

    " I liked Hillary a lot less after reading this book. I would still vote for her today, but I would not ever leave my kids with her. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lizianne Gauci | 8/2/2012

    " In this book, Hiliary is very open about her thoughts and ideas towards life, love and political issues. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abby Ward | 1/24/2012

    " I liked this because it was easy to read, personal and sometimes even funny! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbe | 1/14/2012

    " Certainly told from her point of view but then of course it is an autobiography. I will be eager to read her next volume, where she is MAKING HISTORY! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marleen | 12/28/2011

    " I read this book a few years ago, I had a hard time getting into it but once I did, it only took me a week to complete. I really enjoyed it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 B | 10/17/2011

    " 921 Clinton. Hillary's memoirs...some interesting stuff but alittle long. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Javzaa | 5/1/2011

    " not bad all things were exactly like a ball "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Troy Ramsay | 4/11/2011

    " So far it is a very good read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michelle | 4/1/2011

    " Her bio-skimmed, lots of name dropping, boring "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Deb | 3/28/2011

    " Ugh. I like and admire her, but this book is clearly just self-promotion. Couldn't finish it, unfortunately. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 3/15/2011

    " Interesting life she's led. Wish she'd have allowed a ghost writer to write it well for her--stylistically on par with a fourth grade book report, but salvaged by how fascinating her life has been. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steph | 3/7/2011

    " I fully admit to skimming a lot of this. I found the personal stuff a lot more interesting than the political - and even with all the name-dropping, I had no idea who lots of people were. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Martha | 3/2/2011

    " I love Hil, but she writes like she talks. And in the case of this book, her writing was so pathetically self-serving as to be really hard to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marylou | 2/16/2011

    " I loved the history going on in this book! She is some lady! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bhavya | 1/17/2011

    " It was indeed amazing living history with one of my favourite role models-Hillary Rodham Clinton!:)-Simply loved it!:) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 1/9/2011

    " I likes the part about her hair and how it's been a problem her whole life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melanie | 1/8/2011

    " This book is very dense, but there is so much wonderful and interesting information. It's a little overwhelming. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pam | 1/4/2011

    " I really liked how down to earth Hilary seemed in this book. Her style of writing was great and overall I enjoyed the book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 diane | 11/21/2010

    " wish i had read this before the election, though i still might not have voted for her, i probably would have listened to her more carefully. doesnt get into the details of the monica scandal, which i think is nice, altogether a good and informative read. "

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About the Author
Author Hillary Rodham Clinton

Hilary Rodham Clinton is a well-known political figure from her both her time as First Lady during her husband’s presidency and her own advancing career. She is the author of her memoir as well as several other books including An Invitation to the White House: At Home with History; Dear Socks, Dear Buddy: Kids' Letters to the First Pets and It Takes a Village: And Other Lessons Children Teach Us.