I devoured this book. I have been fascinated by Thomas Sowell, probably America's most brilliant conservative thinker, for a while. This book was an opportunity to know how he came to be and think the way he does. It is an heroic tale. In addition to the fact that he was adopted and grew up in a dysfunctional family in poverty and literally clawed his way to an education with inspiring determination, in addition to all that... he also had the courage to change his world view when the facts opposed his way of thinking.
His story is also a search for truth and for a way to adhere to the highest standards of integrity both personal and intellectual.
The book is also fascinating because Dr. Sowell's life coincides with so many interesting times in recent American history. This is a great book..