Hillary Clinton to Release Book About Her Election Loss: ‘What Happened’

Former presidential candidate promises to let her “guard down” in new tell-all

Last Updated: July 27, 2017 @ 8:16 AM

When Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 presidential election, Americans across the country were shocked and left wondering how on earth a reality show host won over a studied former U.S. secretary of state.

In her new book titled, “What Happened,” set for release September 12,  Clinton will seek to answer that very question, publishers Simon & Schuster announced.

“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, according to the publisher. “Now I’m letting my guard down.”

“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,” the publisher describes the book.

The description continues: “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.”

Clinton has three other books: “Living History,” “Hard Choices” and “It Takes a Village: And Other Lessons Children Teach Us.”