Reading a book over 500 pages long is a daunting task. The mitigation is that Samantha Power is a good writer who holds the reader's interest. Young enough to be my daughter, she has lived enough for three normal length lives. Hence the necessity of a long autobiography.
It should be no surprise that she writes well because she started out as a journalist. Her desire is to affect the world for the better. She became an expert on genocide. This makes the book depressing in spots, but she might be helping bend the curve away from genocide in the long run. It depends upon which way we go in 2020, I guess.
Besides her journalistic career and her expert knowledge on genocide, and her diplomatic career, she has managed to have two children. It is all there - her childhood in Ireland, her travels, her loves, her failings, her government work, her child rearing. Her book reminds me of how there are so many people in the world who are smarter and more energetic than I.
It was hard to put the book down because it was so interesting, but even so, it took be the better part of three days to read.