The 1-Star Amazon Reviews of ‘Hard Choices’ Are In and They’re As Unhinged as You’d Expect

Compared with the five-star reviews, the one-star ones are a lot more, er, colorful.

Former US Secretary of state Hillary Clinton's memoir titled 'Hard Choices' after its release on June 9, 2014 in Washington, D.C. 
National Journal
Brian Resnick
June 10, 2014, 10:54 a.m.

Hil­lary Clin­ton is a po­lar­iz­ing fig­ure. So when she re­leases an auto­bi­o­graphy, opin­ions on said book are go­ing to di­verge. This is es­pe­cially true with her book re­lease now, see­ing as many are in­ter­pret­ing the me­dia blitz sur­round­ing the book to be a test run for a 2016 cam­paign.

On Amazon.com, as of this writ­ing, there are 19 five-star, per­fect re­views of Hard Choices. And then there are 44 one-star re­views. (The most pop­u­lar line be­ing “should be lis­ted as fic­tion.” Zing.) There are only six re­views in between those ex­tremes.

It’s amaz­ing that this 656-page book was re­leased just hours ago, and there are 69 total re­views. Speedy read­ers!

Com­pared with the five-star re­views, the one-star ones are a lot more, er, col­or­ful. Here are the best of them. Some have been cut down for space.

Of course, as this is about Clin­ton, we start with a con­spir­acy the­ory.

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Ser­i­ously, when do we find out who killed Vin­cent Foster?

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Doesn’t really get the concept of a re­view. That is, com­ment­ing on a book you have ac­tu­ally read.

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Dis­ap­poin­ted that her auto­bi­o­graph­ic­al nov­el left out a sec­tion on her lies.

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This one is just plain un­hinged.

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“Read­ing this book … is like be­ing stuck listen­ing to your dod­der­ing aunt re­count the list of the fa­vor­ite cats she has had over the years.”

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How could the read­er not know the book is (prob­ably) a 2016 launch­ing pad?

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Come on, pup­pies will pee on any­thing.

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