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Love Her, Love Her Not: The Hillary Paradox

Love Her, Love Her NotThe author of this article was provided with a copy of this book for review purposes. All expressed opinions are her own. Any political opinions shared with respect to this book do not represent those of Midlife Boulevard. 

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Hillary Clinton is obviously all over the news these days. It’s no surprise to turn on your television at any hour of the day and find someone, somewhere, discussing her.

Whether it’s her status in the polls, the email situation, the Benghazi hearings, her hair (let’s be honest, it’s still happening), her attire (this, too) and her ability to speak to the masses.

So when the opportunity came along for me to read Love Her, Love Her Not: The Hillary Paradox, I said yes. I was looking forward to seeing what so many contributors had to say about her. I was interested in the varying opinions that would be shared.

Which leads me to giving you a heads up. If you’re avoiding this book because you expect each section to vehemently support Hillary and be anti-anyone else? You’d be wrong. The thoughts on Mrs. Clinton vary greatly. Yes, it’s true that there are many people in favor of her winning the election come November. There are also many who are still questioning whether or not she has their vote. And by their justification? Rightly so.

Obviously, though, not everyone in this book is anti-Hillary. But not everyone is an absolute Hillary fan, either. With 28 essays from 28 extremely unique writers, you must recognize that not each thought process will be the same. And that’s what I enjoyed about this book. The introduction to why one loves, loathes, questions and struggles with Secretary Clinton. How these writers feel about her history in politics, her education, why her clothing choices do or do not matter, her ability to “stand by her man” and much more.

This book was a surprisingly easy read, despite the subject matter. If you’re not a fan of the political genre when it comes to books, fear not, for the politics throughout this one do not fly over ones head. Or at least, they did not go over mine, and I’m no expert when it comes to anything political, for sure.

Editor Joanne Conrath Bamberger has done a wonderful job of creating a seamless transition between each story, along with choosing a wonderful tone for the book. I couldn’t possibly pick a favorite essay if I tried – so I’ll leave that up to you to determine. Love Her, Love Her Not: The Hillary Paradox is a great way to introduce yourself to many differing thoughts on the woman who could possibly be our first female Commander-in-Chief, and might even help you determine whether or not she has your vote in the upcoming election.

Andrea Bates

Andrea is a native New Yorker living in NC who has become quite accustomed to wearing flip flops year-round. A licensed clinical social worker, she spends her free time volunteering for a number of organizations supporting women (more specifically, mothers) in need of a reminder that they are not alone. Andrea blogs at Good Girl Gone Redneck, where she writes from the heart, sharing the ins and outs of parenting, family and relationships. She also devours books and regularly features her honest reviews, ensuring that her readers are intrigued and ready for more.

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Cathy Chester

Tuesday 2nd of February 2016

I am not a huge fan of Hillary but she has done some great things. She's been grooming herself for this election since Wellesley and now is her time. I like Bernie too but I know Hillary will be in the General Election. This book sounds interesting because this woman has so many sides to her.

Shari Eberts

Tuesday 2nd of February 2016

Never has there been a woman more analyzed than Hillary Clinton. This sounds like an interesting and varied approach to it however. Thanks for the book recommendation.

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