An enlightening account of growing up in a typical working class American family. Nevertheless, the family is black. It is an inspiring story of hope and achievement and of mentoring others to achieve. Also interesting are the many glimpses of life behind the scenes of a so well known public story. For example the complications faced when attempting to maintain a "normal" life for the children amidst the public glare and the intense security details when living in the White House.
I was totally absorbed, reading it from cover without ever wanting to put it down.