“TRUTH BOMB 1: ‘Hard Choices’ is a newsless snore,” Politico’s Mike Allen wrote in his Monday morning newsletter. He went on to describe the book “written so carefully not to offend that it will fuel the notion that politics infuses every part of her life.”
“In this book, like in ‘The Lego Movie’ theme song, everyone is awesome!” Allen quipped.
The New York Times’ book review section seemed to agree with Allen’s assessment.
“There is little news in the book.” the Times’ Michiko Kakutani wrote Sunday. “And unlike former Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates’s rawly candid memoir ‘Duty,’ this volume is very much the work of someone who is keeping all her political options open — and who would like to be known not only for mastering the art of diplomacy, but also for having the policy chops to become chooser-in-chief.”