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Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family

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9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

One of the best books I have ever read

This book is masterfully written. Conde bring you into her life and makes you feel like you are right there experiencing it firsthand. The stories make you laugh, cry, and get angry. The history that you see from her childhood in Birmingham helps you to understand wha...
This book is masterfully written. Conde bring you into her life and makes you feel like you are right there experiencing it firsthand. The stories make you laugh, cry, and get angry. The history that you see from her childhood in Birmingham helps you to understand what the black community went through and how her family made the decision to not live their lives as victims but to fight to succeed. Everyone should read this book in fact I am buying several to give to friends and family for Christmas this year. This book is an incredible work of art that will make you think through many different issues.

posted by MagmaCB on October 20, 2010

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2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Strong message on the role of hard work and networking in achieving ones goals...

This was an easy read, concise and well structured. Presenting Condees' life with a heavy emphasis on how her upbringing shaped her to become the person she is today. This is one accomplished woman but it sometimes sounded like she was bragging while narrating all of he...
This was an easy read, concise and well structured. Presenting Condees' life with a heavy emphasis on how her upbringing shaped her to become the person she is today. This is one accomplished woman but it sometimes sounded like she was bragging while narrating all of her achievements. I didn't find her to be a very relatable person and felt there was a wall up with this autobiography. Nonetheless, it was inspiring to see how her hardwork paid off.

posted by ZeeQuest on January 29, 2011

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  • Posted January 29, 2011

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    Boring

    This is the story of perfect parents bringing up their perfect daughter. She lived in the middle of the civil rights movement with the KKK burning and killing black children and yet she says very little about this. Instead we hear about the parallel world her parents created to avoid what was going on around her. Instead, we hear about piano lessons, her IQ, etc. I couldn't finish reading the book.

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    Posted October 3, 2011

    I have not recieved my September 9th order

    I have not received any of my Condoleezza Rice books that I ordered. I received an email that at least one of them would not be shipped until January, 2012.

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