What do you do when you agree with the policy of a political book, but find the book itself to be less than gripping? That’s the problem this reader faced with Stronger Together, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton‘s 2016 campaign book. And, to be honest, it’s one of a handful of books I discarded without finishing this year.
I don’t typically rate DNFs, unless I’ve agreed to review the book, or it’s just that bad. Stronger Together is an exception to that rule. I didn’t put down Clinton’s book because it was bad. Rather, I stopped reading it because it was, for lack of a better phrase, preaching to the choir.
Stronger Together reads like a collection of short, well-sourced articles about the various policies, positions, and plans of the Clinton-Kaine campaign. It’s concise, but its brevity makes it quite dense. In spite of this quality, voters who are already planning to cast ballots in Clinton’s favor, or who are on the fence, may find themselves wanting more in-depth information than Stronger Together offers on the issues.
Ultimately, the Clinton-Kaine campaign book makes a great reference guide to the former Secretary of State’s 2016 platform. If you find yourself frequently writing or talking about politics, Stronger Together is a necessary addition to your personal library. Otherwise, provided you’re already sold on the Clinton-Kaine ticket, I can’t see the use of owning it.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
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