What Happened: Part 6

In this chapter, Clinton moves from the personal to the political sphere. Clinton discusses the importance of the personal narrative in a political campaign. Clinton’s narrative is probably defined by her proximity to the American Feminist movement. She embraced the movement as she grew up, and wanted to work to

What Happened: Part 5

In the fifth part of What Happened, Clinton describes the day to day process of running for office. She describes the struggle of finding a balance between keeping up with the pace that campaigning requires while still staying safe from burning out completely. This chapter is dedicated to anyone that

What Happened: Part 4

The fourth chapter of Clinton’s account of the 2016 election is called, ironically, “getting started.” And Clinton tells the story of the very beginning of her campaign in 2014. I don’t think I can put it any better than she did: “I think it started with something a lot more

What Happened: Part 3

The third chapter of What Happened is called “Get Caught Trying”. Clinton describes her decision to run for president for the second time. After her primary run in 2008, she tried again in 2016. Her campaign really began as far back as 2014. Clinton describes her views of the problems

Dragon Teeth: Chapter 3

The third chapter of Dragon Teeth follows Johnson as he learns to take photographs. You know, like he said that he knew how to do since his youth in the previous chapter. He gets twenty lessons in wet plate photography for the “outrageous sum of fifty dollars”. It’s odd that

A little change of plans

So, I’ve been thinking about my schedule. I don’t think it’s good for me to be skipping around books like I’ve been doing thus far. Plus, I did the math on a book I was planning to discuss in the future, and I…realized things would not work. One post per

What Happened: Part 2

Grit and Gratitude is the title of the second chapter of What Happened in this chapter, Clinton describes the days and weeks immediately following the November 8th election. If I had to describe the main theme of this chapter, it would be self-care. Clinton described how she coped with and

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