By People Staff
January 01, 2000 12:00 PM

by Gail Sheehy

The Clintons’ marriage may seem to be worked-over territory. But Sheehy, drawing on interviews with hundreds of subjects—some of whom have kept silent until now—breaks new ground in addressing the big question: Do the Clintons love one another—or is it just a political partnership? Her answer: Hillary is addicted to Bill. “He is her only rebellion,” writes Sheehy, “the one thing she can’t logically explain.” The author charts the dog days of the Clintons’ relationship, when, in the late ’80s, Bill fell in love with a blonde Arkansas divorcée and Hillary contemplated divorce. Sheehy also explores Hillary’s character—her toughness, her ambition, her willingness to blame her husband’s problems on others—without suggesting these qualities are less appealing in a woman than in a man. (Random House, $23.95)

Bottom Line: Dishy and satisfying