Rodham: A Novel

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    • #320017
      alcina
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      This is not a joke — or at least, not an intentional one.

      I heard the author interviewed on CBC this morning and immediately felt like purging. Ugh. As if her vocal fry wasn’t offputting enough, her inane Hillbot nonresponses and excuses just made me want to reach into the radio and punch her in the mouth. Despite that, I’m still posting the link for your listening, uh, pleasure. 😀

      Book synopysis: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/551108/rodham-by-curtis-sittenfeld/

      Radio interview: https://www.cbc.ca/radio/q/thursday-may-28-2020-indigo-girls-curtis-sittenfeld-and-more-1.5588158
      (Note: CBC hasn’t uploaded the interview, as of this posting. But it should be up later tonight.)

      "I believe man suffers from an appalling ignorance of his own nature." -William Golding, Lord of the Flies

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      Mr. Mickeys Mom
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      In the real world, Hillary followed Bill back to Arkansas, and he proposed several times; although she said no more than once, as we all know, she eventually accepted and became Hillary Clinton.

      But in Curtis Sittenfeld’s powerfully imagined tour-de-force of fiction, Hillary takes a different road. Feeling doubt about the prospective marriage, she endures their devastating breakup and leaves Arkansas. Over the next four decades, she blazes her own trail—one that unfolds in public as well as in private, that involves crossing paths again (and again) with Bill Clinton, that raises questions about the tradeoffs all of us must make in building a life.

      Brilliantly weaving a riveting fictional tale into actual historical events, Curtis Sittenfeld delivers an uncannily astute and witty story for our times. In exploring the loneliness, moral ambivalence, and iron determination that characterize the quest for political power, as well as both the exhilaration and painful compromises demanded of female ambition in a world still run mostly by men, Rodham is a singular and unforgettable novel.

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      Hell, no... I'm not giving up...

    • #320025
      N2Doc
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      She is way too unlikeable. Bill has always been the face of that con.

      • #320035
        alcina
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        @n2doc

        I think that comes up in the interview — not the grifter part, but how the author thought HRC might have fared had she not been married to Bill. There’s no clear response, of course, but I think some blather about what an inspiring, confident, blah blah blah transformational leader she innately is. I know it’s been said before, but it bears repeating: These people are completely delusional. And really annoying.

        "I believe man suffers from an appalling ignorance of his own nature." -William Golding, Lord of the Flies

    • #320038
      MizzGrizz
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      If that cow had not decided to play mommy figure to Bill,she’d  have been a minor broker on the Chicago Board of Trade and the world would have been spared much.

    • #320041
      A Simple Game
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      Unless there is a guillotine or a trip to the Hague involved.

      I had to resist the urge to type a w before horror, I guess this sentence is my compromise.

    • #320121
      game meat
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      Personally, I can’t take any HRC fan fiction seriously unless there’s a zombie Hillary and nuclear war is at the center of the narrative.  Anything else just expects the reader to suspend their disbelief beyond what can be considered reasonable.

       

       

       

    • #320350
      MizzGrizz
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      Probably why she lies so much.If your whole life has always been a lie,starting with the tyrannical father that made your life a misery while you were forced to keep up,appearances, going on to thinking you were marrying a young man but getting a boy who treated you as an overbearing mother and you had to lie about that too…what’s  one more lie after all that?

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