Hillary Clinton’s visit to Montclair brings street closures
MONTCLAIR — Hillary Clinton returns to New Jersey on Tuesday night to sign copies of her book.
In a Facebook post, Watchung Booksellers wrote that 1,000 tickets for the event, which starts at 6 p.m., sold out in an hour. The tickets were priced at $30 and include a copy of Clinton's book "What Happened," about her failed 2016 presidential run.
The visit from the former first lady, United States Senator and Secretary of State will result in the closure of Fairfield Street between North Fullerton Avenue and Watchung Plaza from 3:00 p.m. until approximately 10:00 p.m. NJ Transit's Fairfield Street lot will be closed, but those with cars already parked there will be allowed to exit.
Watchung Plaza itself will be closed from 3:00 p.m. until approximately 10:00 p.m.
Clinton's book sold more than 300,000 copies in the combined formats of hardcover, e-book, and audio, according to publisher Simon & Schuster. The book's hardcover sales of 168,000 were the highest opening for any nonfiction release in five years.
The Democrat had promised to let her "guard down" for her first book to come out when she was neither in government nor seeking office. Responses to "What Happened," as with so much of Clinton's political career, have varied widely. Some contended that it was time to "move on" from the election. Others countered that as the first woman nominated by a major political party, she had a vital story to tell and an audience eager to hear about it. Reviewers have called "What Happened" everything from boring and self-serving to revelatory and poignant.
Clinton carried New Jersey in the presidential election, 55 to 41 percent, and picked up the state's 14 electoral votes.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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