You've read the bios and watched the TV documentaries about FDR and his wife, but Eleanor Roosevelt's writing is absolutely scintillating, creating an admirable portrait of a woman with staggering fortitude and energy. In this warm and fascinating autobiography, Eleanor shares behind-the-scenes insights and honest opinions about the people, politics, and events of her life. What ultimately emerges is an inspiring story of her transformation from subservient ugly duckling to powerful, self-confident activist. Enlightening and totally engaging, this book should be required reading for anyone striving to have a positive impact on the world. (CH)This title is part of our 2016 Life Stories Book a Month package.