Sweet. Condoleezza Rice’s memoir, Extraordinary, Ordinary People is a loving recollection of her parents and their family life. Whatever you think of Rice and her politics, you’re likely to enjoy reading about this family. Birmingham Alabama in the 1960s was a hotbed of racism and the Rice family’s experience of that time and place was one of the most finely written parts of the book. Music, football and religion are covered with grace and ease, bringing to life people and places. The struggles with illness and loss in the Rice family will resonate for any reader. This is a sweet story about people who loved and cared for each other. Any reader looking for a happy memoir to read will find much to enjoy from this book.
Rating: Three-star (Recommended)
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