This is my bedtime read, and it is entertaining, easy to read and does captivate. However, it does come across as somewhat siplifying the matters, and in place, especially when talking about her family, there is a strong pathos that makes you wince! But it is an American 'syndrom' to do that - glorify and boast about one's family, so maybe I just have to close my eyes over that? It is a strongly 'American' book in this sense, with it's clear divisions between good and bad, the heroes and the villans. Shame, if Madeleine Albright wrote more from the perspective of a Czech ex-patriot, rather than American ex Secretary, it would make for a better read.