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Hillary Clinton to kick off book tour for 'What Happened'

Clinton's new book is a personal memoir about her campaign as well as a 'cautionary tale' about Russian interference in the election.

Clinton's publisher is describing her new book as her 'most personal memoir yet.'
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“What Happened,” Hillary Clinton’s “most personal memoir yet,” about the campaign and its aftermath, is due out September 12, and the Clinton camp is gearing up for an international book tour to promote the book.

Dubbed "Hillary Clinton Live," the book tour kicks off September 18 in Washington, DC, and includes stops in Toronto, Chicago, and Atlanta, as well as Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, areas she was accused of neglecting in her 2016 campaign.

The publisher’s website describes the book as a personal memoir about Clinton's campaign as well as a “cautionary tale” about Russian interference in the election. In it, the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate details her personal account of the election process, her campaign’s mistakes, the email account scandal, and the “devastating” loss to President Donald Trump.

"In this book, I write about moments from the campaign that I wish I could go back and do over. If the Russians could hack my subconscious, they’d find a long list," Clinton said in one part of the book.

In a recently released excerpt, Clinton said her "skin crawled" during a debate with President Trump when he stood behind her during the second presidential debate. She said she toyed with the idea of telling him to "back up, you creep," – but ultimately didn't.

"In the past, for reasons I try to explain, I've often felt I had to be careful in public, like I was up on a wire without a net. Now, I'm letting my guard down,” Clinton said in a statement.

"What you'll see will be her story – Live. Her story of resilience, how to get back up after a loss, and how we can all look ahead," Simon & Schuster said in a statement.

“She’ll connect with audiences with a story that’s personal, raw, detailed, and surprisingly funny,” says the website. “She’ll take you with her on her journey and talk about What Happened, what’s next, and what’s on your mind.”