I DON'T read a lot but I became very interested in this book, because I watched Oprah and I was so impressed with Sen. Barack Obama. Reasons: he seemed smart, very eloquent and also very ambitious. I would hope a lot of people purchase his book because of his hope for all Americans, it does not matter what race or religion. This is so important because I think America is divided because of race and religion, the book changes your perspective of how you view life and people in it. On the other hand, it broadens your horizon to value family, friends,and this beautiful land of opportunity.