4 1/2 - 5 star read. I really enjoyed this book and found it a very interesting read. I felt that she did a good job telling the readers of her beginnings and the obstacles in place to her succeeding, and how she overcame each and every one of them. Her happy childhood despite her Dad's MS and the low income neighbourhood they lived in and her family focus on education and living the American Dream went a long way to making her the young woman she became. Her dreams of getting a college education and her plans for her life after graduation, her meeting of a young Barack Obama, their courtship, wedding and building a family together, his decision to run for public office and her life was a young mother trying to do it all. She covers the decision to run for the Presidency and the campaigns to reach that goal. She talks about her predecessors in the role of First Lady and their graciousness, and her life in the White House. Over all, she is optimistic and positive and focused on giving back to the community and helping those who need help. A thoroughly interesting and positive book to read in these troubling political times. I liked the book and I liked her.