This is the man before the huge weight of leading the free world was on his shoulders. Today we put him back in office, (I worked his campaign here in colorado as a volunteer) and he's not the same man who wrote this book. He will write another book somedays, about his experiences in the white house , but this is his story before he got to the oval office. I enjoyed this one, it's his view about his life and skin color (or race as we call it). you don't need to be a african american to enjoy this book either. Half the men in this country who voted for the Pres were white men. ( I am too). So that shouldn't have a bearing on this books readership. It's a fine book of a man thinking of his past and future and his place in the world.