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Reading Hard Choices Is Just Too Hard a Choice–Buyers Aren’t.

Written by Gary North on July 10, 2014

A few readers have bought Mrs. Clinton’s book. They just won’t read it. How do I know? This.

It turns out that when you block a bit of text in a Kindle book for your personal files, Amazon keeps a record of this — not just for your files, but for its algorithm. I guess the company thinks it can get you to buy more books this way. I am not sure why.

Anyway, wherever people stop extracting quotations is about where they stop reading.

It turns out that most people don’t finish Kindle books.

Mrs. Clinton’s new book, Hard Choices, on her easily forgotten career as Secretary of State, is a real page non-turner. People don’t make it past page 33. It has over 600 pages.

If her true believers can’t get past page 33, she may have a problem in being elected President.

Her publisher, which paid her $14 million for this non-flying turkey, surely has a problem. Word of mouth will get out. “Booooring!” It’s a book of foreign policy. What else would anyone expect? “I flew here. Then I flew there. I had dinner. Photographers took pictures.” Over and over.

Here are the reviews on Amazon: thumbs-down.


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31 thoughts on “Reading Hard Choices Is Just Too Hard a Choice–Buyers Aren’t.

  1. Kdenney1 says:

    Should have written about Rose Law firm, Vince Foster (and approx. 20 other suicides),White Water, Insider trading and stock futures! Now that might sale!!!

  2. Based on the 5 star and 4 star reviews of Hillary's book from the snapshot shown above, one thing is clear.

    You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but for Hillary, she can fool 250 people every single time.

  3. proud american says:

    And the rest can't read.

  4. Yip, these are the same lame brains that would vote for her not for what she has done but because she is. They would say something idiotic like we need duh woman president just because.

  5. Too bad Amazon doesn't have a zero star rating.

  6. Yeah, I’ll buy it when pigs fly. Whoa!! “I flew here. I flew there.” Etc, etc, etc. ..

  7. dealerdeb1 says:

    The reality is AMereica is looking for something better than Communism lite and more of the same destructive lying politicians. Hillary is a has been

  8. No Clintonfan says:

    You mean as a fictional book, right? Never told the truth in her life. Unless it benefited her. At least that's how I see it.

  9. No Clintonfan says:

    I was thinking it was the extended family that survived coat hangers.

  10. Killary Clinton

    Jerry Zeifman, a lifelong Democrat, supervised the work of 27-year-old Hillary Rodham on the committee. Hillary got a job working on the investigation at the behest of her former law professor, Burke Marshall, who was also Sen. Ted Kennedy’s chief counsel in the Chappaquiddick affair. When the investigation was over, Zeifman fired Hillary from the committee staff and refused to give her a letter of recommendation – one of only three people who earned that dubious distinction in Zeifman’s 17-year career.


    “Because she was a liar,” Zeifman said in an interview last week. “She was an unethical, dishonest lawyer. She conspired to violate the Constitution, the rules of the House, the rules of the committee and the rules of confidentiality.”

    Short Quiz

    Six trivia questions to see how much history you know. Be honest, it's kinda fun and revealing. If you don't know the answer make your best guess. Answer all the questions (no cheating) before looking at the answers.

    Who said it?

    1) "We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good."

    A. Karl Marx

    B. Adolph Hitler

    C. Joseph Stalin

    D. None of the above

    2) "It's time for a new beginning, for an end to government of the few, by the few, and for the few…… And to replace it with shared responsibility ,,,,,for shared prosperity."

    A. Lenin

    B. Mussolini

    C. Idi Amin

    D. None of the Above

    3) "(We) …..can't just let business as usual go on, and that means something has to be taken away from some people."

    A. Nikita Khrushev

    B. Josef Goebbels

    C. Boris Yeltsin

    D. None of the above

    4) "We have to build a political consensus and that requires people to give up a little bit of their own … In order to create this common ground."

    A. Mao Tse Dung

    B. Hugo Chavez

    C. Kim Jong Il

    D. None of the above

    5) "I certainly think the free-market has failed."

    A. Karl Marx

    B. Lenin

    C. Molotov

    D. None of the above

    6) "I think it's time to send a clear message to what has become the most profitable sector in (the) entire economy that they are being watched."

    A. Pinochet

    B. Milosevic

    C. Saddam Hussein

    D. None of the above

    Scroll down for answers:


    (1) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 6/29/2004

    (2) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 5/29/2007

    (3) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 6/4/2007

    (4) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 6/4/2007

    (5) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 6/4/2007

    (6) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 9/2/2005

  11. It should be noted that nearly every negative review is coming from someone who either:

    1) Never read the book
    2) "Reviewed" other books, giving A) books by "liberals" negative reviews across the board, and B) giving "conservative" books rave reviews.

    The bias is ASTOUNDINGLY clear.

    I also challenge your notion that her tenure as Secretary of State is an "easily forgotten career," as the entire right-wing faction can't seem to shut up about Benghazi and spend 5 minutes wrapping their tiny brains around all of the freely-available information about it and continue to spout nonsensical statements regarding the entire situation.

  12. Luci Tomlin says:

    OR titled the book "Easy Choices" and declared it a fictional novel! A figment of her imagination due to a head injury!

  13. Kdenney1 says:

    And the sheep speak! Just can not understand logic!

  14. "It should be noted that nearly every negative review is coming from someone who either: 1) Never read the book"

    Once again Shane demonstrates his laughable ignorance by failing to read the entire article. Nobody is reading the book. Even the 5 star and 4 star reviewers aren't getting past page 33.

    "spend 5 minutes wrapping their tiny brains around all of the freely-available information"

    For Shane "freely-available information" means all the whitewashing, coverup, and propaganda. That is what he wants us to read.

  15. I will NOT read her book because I do NOT trust her and because I generally find any book about politics to be boring.

    And, for your information, I am extremely right-wing but do NOT obsess over Benghazi. I’m more concerned about what’s happening with the VA and the lousy treatment veterans are getting.

  16. Independent Voter says:

    Who cares what the background is of the critics. The question is "Is it the truth?"
    Or doesn't this matter anymore. An Independent voter.

  17. At least they have a brain, which you obviously do not!

  18. Nobody except a left wing loon would even buy her book in the first place. Your liberal logic is showing!

  19. I would not comment on her book because I haven't read it. Who can say how many read it or did not read it?

    Just because the Narrative is "Progressives are the Intellectual vanguard of the People" has been believed for years does not make it so.

    Mrs. Clinton's "tenure" as Secretary of State also included using our diplomats to commit espionage upon their host countries. Every nation spies. Why do we need the Diplomatic Corps to join in? Especially on the personal habits of other diplomats?

  20. didn't buy the president's book.. or her husband's, either. I've learned more than all I want to from both of them without wasting my time/money on their worthless rants. If either had ever said anything valuable during their careers, I might take the chance…

  21. Bla, bla,bla,bla,bla,bla. Boring…….

  22. Bama Bill says:

    I have seen and read about the many people that died while "Willy" and "Hillary" were in the WH. Where can I find out about all of them? I remember there was one in Mississippi? where the lady had her bags packed, tickets in hand, and was found shot in the back of her head with a .45. And it was labeled a "Suicide"! So many people have never heard, or don't remember the many "Suicides" the Clinton's have been around.


  23. Mike Egan says:

    Just drink the Kool-Aid, and everything will be OK…

  24. Ummm,, Shane, in order to review ANYTHING on Amazon it is first necessary to have purchased the item from Amazon. Therefore, every one of these reviews was completed by Hillbots because no one other than a true believer would ever, ever purchase something created by this thug.

  25. Kdenney1 says:

    15 – Suzanne Coleman – Reportedly had an affair with Clinton when he was Arkansas Attorney General. Died Of a gunshot wound to the back of the head, ruled a Suicide. Was pregnant at the time of her death. Suicide??? Back of the head?

    16 – Paula Grober – Clinton 's speech interpreter for the deaf from 1978 until her death December 9,1992. She died in a one car accident.

    17 – Danny Casolaro – Investigative reporter who was Investigating the Mean Airport and Arkansas Development Finance Authority. He slit his wrists, apparently, in the middle of his investigation.

    18 – Paul Wilcher – Attorney investigating corruption at Mean Airport with Casolaro and the 1980 "October Surprise" was found dead on a toilet June 22, 1993, in his Washington DC apartment. Had delivered a report to Janet Reno 3 weeks before his death. (May have died of poison)

    19 – Jon Parnell Walker – Whitewater investigator for Resolution Trust Corp. Jumped to his death from his Arlington , Virginia apartment balcony August 15,1993. He was investigating the Morgan Guaranty scandal.

    20 – Barbara Wise – Commerce Department staffer. Worked closely with Ron Brown and John Huang. Cause of death unknown. Died November 29, 1996. Her bruised, nude body was found locked in her office at the Department of Commerce.

    21 – Charles Meissner – Assistant Secretary of Commerce who gave John Huang special security clearance, died shortly thereafter in a small plane crash.

    22 – Dr. Stanley Heard – Chairman of the National Chiropractic Health Care Advisory Committee died with his attorney Steve Dickson in a small plane crash. Dr. Heard, in addition to serving on Clinton 's advisory council personally treated Clinton 's mother, stepfather and Brother.

    23 – Barry Seal – Drug running TWA pilot out of Mean Arkansas , death was no accident.

    24 – Johnny Lawhorn, Jr. – Mechanic, found a check made out to Bill Clinton in the trunk of a car left at his repair shop. He was found dead after his car had hit a utility pole.

    25 – Stanley Huggins – Investigated Madison Guaranty. His death was a purported suicide and his report was never released.

    26 – Hershel Friday – Attorney and Clinton fundraiser died March 1, 1994, when his plane exploded.

    27 – Kevin Ives & Don Henry – Known as "The boys on the track" case. Reports say the two boys may have stumbled upon the Mean Arkansas airport drug operation. The initial report of death said their deaths were due to falling asleep on railroad tracks and being run over. Later autopsy reports stated that the 2 boys had been slain before being placed on the tracks. Many linked to the case died before their testimony could come before a Grand Jury.


    28 – Keith Coney – Died when his motorcycle slammed into the back of a truck, 7/88.

    29 – Keith McMaskle – Died, stabbed 113 times, Nov 1988

    30 – Gregory Collins – Died from a gunshot wound January 1989.

    31 – Jeff Rhodes – He was shot, mutilated and found burned in a trash dump in April 1989. (Coroner ruled death due to suicide)

    32 – James Milan – Found decapitated. However, the Coroner ruled his death was due to natural causes"?

    33 – Jordan Kettleson – Was found shot to death in the front seat of his pickup truck in June 1990.

    34 – Richard Winters – A suspect in the Ives/Henry deaths. He was killed in a set-up robbery July 1989.


    36 – Major William S. Barkley, Jr.

    37 – Captain Scott J . Reynolds

    38 – Sgt. Brian Hanley

    39 – Sgt. Tim Sabel

    40 – Major General William Robertson

    41 – Col. William Densberger

    42 – Col. Robert Kelly

    43 – Spec. Gary Rhodes

    44 – Steve Willis

    45 – Robert Williams

    46 – Conway LeBleu

    47 – Todd McKeehan

  26. Kdenney1 says:

    The comment was so large it had to be broken up! This is PUBLIC record!
    1- James McDougal – Convicted Whitewater partner of the Clintons who died of an apparent heart attack, while in solitary confinement. He was a key witness in en Starr's investigation.

    2 – Mary Mahoney – A former White House intern was murdered July 1997 at a Starbucks Coffee Shop in Georgetown (Washington, D. C.). The murder happened just after she was to go public with her story of sexual harassment by Clinton in the White House.

    3 – Vince Foster – Former White House Councilor, and colleague of Hillary Clinton at Little Rock 's Rose Law Firm. Died of a gunshot wound to the head, ruled a suicide. (He was about to testify against Hillary related to the records she refused to turn over to congress.) Was reported to have been having an affair with Hillary.

    4 – Ron Brown – Secretary of Commerce and former DNC Chairman. Reported to have died by impact in a plane crash. A pathologist close to the investigation reported that there was a hole in the top of Brown's skull resembling a gunshot wound. At the time of his death Brown was being investigated, and spoke publicly of his willingness to cut a deal with prosecutors. The rest of the people on the plane also died. A few days later the Air Traffic controller committed suicide.

    5 – C. Victor Raiser, II – Raiser, a major player in the Clinton fund raising organization died in a private plane crash in July 1992.

    6 – Paul Tulley – Democratic National Committee Political Director found dead in a hotel room in Little Rock on September 1992. Described by Clinton as a "dear friend and trusted advisor".

    7 – Ed Willey – Clinton fundraiser, found dead November 1993 deep in the woods in VA of a gunshot wound to the head. Ruled a suicide. Ed Willey died on the same day His wife Kathleen Willey claimed Bill Clinton groped her in the oval office in the White House. Ed Willey was involved in several Clinton fund raising events.

    8 – Jerry Parks – Head of Clinton's gubernatorial security team in Little Rock .. Gunned down in his car at a deserted intersection outside Little Rock . Park's son said his father was building a dossier on Clinton . He allegedly threatened to reveal this information. After he died the files were mysteriously removed from his house.

    9 – James Bunch – Died from a gunshot suicide. It was reported that he had a "Black Book" of people which contained names of influential people who visited Prostitutes in Texas and Arkansas

    10 – James Wilson – Was found dead in May 1993 from an apparent hanging suicide. He was reported to have ties to the Clintons ' Whitewater deals.

    11 – Kathy Ferguson – Ex-wife of Arkansas Trooper Danny Ferguson, was found dead in May 1994, in her living room with a gunshot to her head. It was ruled a suicide even though there were several packed suitcases, as if she were going somewhere. Danny Ferguson was a co-defendant along with Bill Clinton in the Paula Jones Lawsuit, and Kathy Ferguson was a possible corroborating witness for Paula Jones.

    12 – Bill Shelton – Arkansas State Trooper and fiancée of Kathy Ferguson. Critical of the suicide ruling of his fiancée, he was found dead in June, 1994 of a gunshot wound also ruled a suicide at the grave site of his fiancée.

    13 – Gandy Baugh – Attorney for Clinton 's friend Dan Lassater, died by jumping out a window of a tall building January, 1994. His client, Dan Lassater, was a convicted drug distributor.

    14 – Florence Martin – Accountant & sub-contractor for the CIA, was related to the Barry Seal, Mean , Arkansas Airport drug smuggling case. He died of three gunshot Wounds.

  27. AD Roberts says:

    Why? Blackmail.

  28. What difference does it make?

  29. Actually, no, it is not necessary. I guarantee it.

  30. WhiteFalcon says:

    Readers don't have to pay twenty odd dollars to be lied to. All they have to do is look at a liberal/communist/Nazi/facist/democrat. They are all the same thing.

  31. WhiteFalcon says:

    Readers don't have to pay twenty odd dollars to be lied to. All they have to do is look at a liberal/communist/Nazi/facist/democrat on TV. They are all the same thing, and everything they say is a lie.