Moneyish
19 September 2017
It’s the comfort food of television, says Scripps exec Kathleen Finch
Hillary Clinton licked her post-election wounds with some R&R and plenty of HGTV.

“I surrounded myself with friends and caught up on some of the shows that people have been telling me about for years, as well as a lot of HGTV,” the former Secretary of State wrote in her new memoir, “What Happened,” adding that she’d made up for lost time with her grandkids. “I believe this is what some call ‘self-care.’ It turns out, it’s pretty great.”

Clinton has previously sung the praises of HGTV, the home-and-garden cable staple that brought you shows like “House Hunters,” “The Property Brothers,” “Flip or Flop” and “Love It or List It,” one of her professed favorites: “It has a beginning, a middle and an end … most of the shows always end up happily. People buy the house that they actually end up loving; their amazing redo works out perfectly,” she said in a video last year. “Now in the real world, I know that’s not the case. It’s a little bit of a fantasy. But it relaxes me.”

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