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Friday, November 17, 2017 - 12:00pm




Friday, November 17 at 12:00PM

What Happened



Former Secretary of State and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton appears at BookPeople to sign copies of her new book What Happened, the story of the unprecedented 2016 presidential campaign and its aftermath.

  • This is a book signing only. Each $30 ticket includes a wristband to access the signing line and 1 copy of What Happened. 
  • Books will be distributed at the signing table during the event. They will not be available beforehand. 
  • Wristbands for entry will be distributed the morning of the event. Photo ID will be required to pick up your wristband. Name on the ID must match the name on the ticket. 
  • Please arrive no later than 12pm. 


Copies of Clinton's new children's picture book It Takes a Village, will be available for sale on site. Clinton will sign up to two (2) books total per customer (signature only, no personalization).

Anyone without a ticket will not be permitted to line up nor will you be allowed in or near the event space. Please leave large bags, purses, and personal items at home. Any personal items that cannot be pocketed will not be permitted in the signing space and will be checked upon entry to the store. This includes backpacks, purses, shopping bags, etc.


“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. Now I’m letting my guard down.” —Hillary Rodham Clinton, from the introduction of What Happened

For the first time, Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history. 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. This is her most personal memoir yet.

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 afterward. With humor and candor, she tells readers what it took to get back on her feet—the rituals, relationships, and reading that got her through, and what the experience has taught her about life. She speaks about the challenges of being a strong woman in the public eye, the criticism over her voice, age, and appearance, and the double standard confronting women in politics.

She lays out how the 2016 election was marked by an unprecedented assault on our democracy by a foreign adversary. By analyzing the evidence and connecting the dots, Hillary shows just how dangerous the forces are that shaped the outcome, and why Americans need to understand them to protect our values and our democracy in the future.

The election of 2016 was unprecedented and historic. What Happened is the story of that campaign and its aftermath—both a deeply intimate account and a cautionary tale for the nation.


Hillary Rodham Clinton is the first woman in US history to become the presidential nominee of a major political party. She served as the 67th Secretary of State—from January 21, 2009, until February 1, 2013—after nearly four decades in public service advocating on behalf of children and families as an attorney, First Lady, and Senator. She is a wife, mother, and grandmother.

Thank you for supporting Hillary Rodham Clinton and your local independent bookstore!