This was a very powerful book. Samantha Power was the United States Ambassador to the United Nations during President Obama's second term and she wrote this book as a memoir of her life up to and during that period. This was not a typical political memoir - Power writes in a personal style, focused much of the book on her life story and relationships both personal and political, and describes her experiences exposing genocide and working to help people all over the world with the talent of a novelist. One cannot help but want to become more involved in helping out those less fortunate after reading this book. I wish I had paid better attention to her leadership during her years in government service.