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Took a look at this book because of a nice story on it on Huffpo.
Book consists of a series of statements that Hilary has made in various public and semi-public situations. It is not a collection of campaign sound-bites, as most of the quotes are very conversational.
If you are looking for some in-depth psycho-analysis of Hilary Clinton, or something that explicitly offers a lot of takes on her career, this is not it. There is no information about her background, other than what might be mentioned in passing, and no commentary about what conclusions could be drawn from what has been said.
What the book does give you is a chance to form your own impressions of Hilary, based on things she herself has said. Personally, I was really struck by a sense of relaxed humor which I guess does not usually make it through the filters of the day-to-day media.
Another reviewer did not like the choice of quotes, but to me, the stuff that was included gave a sense of what Hilary might really be like to just meet and speak to. Might not be the most "inspirational" of selections, but maybe more insightful about the person?
I've always respected Hilary Clinton's accomplishments, but never had much sense of her personality, or the way her mind worked. This book gave me some of that sense, and to me that made it much more worthwhile than the bully-pulpit books about political figures. If you have ever thought it would be interesting to just sit and chat with Hilary, this book is probably about as close as you are going to get.