"[An] incredible story. . . . An accessible walkthrough Liberian history, told by someone who was somehow always in the centre of the political storm."
New York Times Book Review
"An inspiring inside look at a nation struggling to rebuild itself and the woman. now behind those efforts."
"Sirleaf's life was remarkable."
"In and out of government, in and out of exile, but consistent in her commitment to Liberia, Sirleaf in her memoir reveals herself to be among the most resilient, determined and courageous as well. . . . Widely instructive."
In January 2006, after the Republic of Liberia, had been racked by fourteen years of brutal civil conflict, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf—Africa's "Iron Lady"—was sworn in as president, an event that marked a tremendous turning point in the history of the West African nation. In this stirring memoir, Sirleaf shares the story of her rise to power, including her early childhood; her experiences with