You don't have to know me very long to know that I'm a huge fan of Elizabeth Warren. What I'm not a fan of, though, is political memoirs. They tend to be didactic in the worst way, shallow, and transparently self-serving. It's unusual that I'll even give one a look, and very rare for me to finish it. But I enjoyed this one quite a bit. Warren is, I suppose, doing the things such a memoir is supposed to do—laying out her case for the causes she's identified with, making herself seem fully human to people who will never meet her, etc. But she does them quite effectively. Obviously this book probably isn't going to change your mind if you're fully opposed to her political & economic views (though there's always hope, I guess). But it does lay out those views in a way that is both accessible and fully accurate. And it's hard not to empathize with her as a novice politician, describing the personal and public challenges she faced on this career path. When I started the book, I doubted I'd finish, and truly doubted it would make me any more enamored with her. I was wrong on both counts.