The Education of an Idealist: A Memoir

A NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL, AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER

An intimate, powerful, and galvanizing memoir by Pulitzer Prize winner, human rights advocate, and former US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power. Named one of the best books of the year:

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592 pages

Average rating: 8.56

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Anonymous
Dec 28, 2023
8/10 stars
Every page of this book left me with the same relentless, existential question: What the f*ck am I doing with my life?

In a few words: In her teens Power immigrates from Ireland with her mum and brother to Decatur, GA. In her 20's she becomes a Bosnian war correspondent and writes a Pulitzer Prize-winning book about modern-day genocides, gets a law degree, and founds a couple of humanitarian research organizations at Harvard. In her 30's she joi...read more

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