This autobiography has been slightly abridged for younger readers from her previously published memoir Extraordinary, Ordinary People. Weaving together heartfelt stories from her childhood, formative years at university and Stanford, and the career moves made before her appointment as National Security Advisor to Bush, Condoleezza Rice: A Memoir of my Extraordinary, Ordinary Family and Mereveals the enormous influence of Condoleezza's parents. Life stories are fascinating in their own particular ways and Condoleezza Rice's is no exception. With sharp insight and poignant memories she's able to capture not only her own life's story, but also a picture of the times and places she lived in. 319 pages, softcover, with glossary and chronology of events.