Reviews

  • "Ben Rhodes … has written a book that reflects the president he served — intelligent, amiable, compelling and principled … a classic coming-of-age story, about the journey from idealism to realism, told with candor and immediacy … There are anecdotes galore, but they illuminate rather than scandalize … Ben Rhodes is a charming and humble guide through an unprecedented presidency … As a result, his achievement is rare for a political memoir: He has written a humane and honorable book"

    New York Times
  • "Vivid, lucid, enjoyable ... A compelling account of life in the Obama White House"

    The Times
  • "Taut, compelling."

    Observer