To the question of how many books about Hillary Clinton the market can bear — the answer is…
at least one more.
Judith Lamanna Rivette, a lawyer from upstate, sent over a copy of her new book, “Chasing HIllary,”
a novel purportedly based on the true experiences of several middle-aged women from Central New York who worked in Hillary’s Senate and fundraising offices. It’s published by an outfit called Oh, How Upstate Enterprises.
After a cursory skim, the book goes like this: they are star-struck and idealistic, they grow angry at their treatment by high-handed staffers and, in the end, they are disillusioned by HIllary herself.
It’s not a sensationalistic book by any means, and is unlikely to make it onto any best-seller list. The highlights of the story are insidery anecdotes about staff interaction, a messy departure from Hillary-land and a climactic final scene taking place at a restaurant where the women take turns griping about their former boss.
(It was a quick read, so I could have missed something. But I don’t think so.)
Here’s one of the choice passages from that last chapter, in the voice of one of the formerly-adoring-but-now-bitterly-disappointed Hillary workers:
And so on.
— Josh Benson