My laptop went on the fritz for a couple of weeks so I decided to start reading Bill Clinton's autobiography. It's a good read so far. It's not often when you can say you've read 300 pages and you're not even a third of the way through the book yet. I'm from Canada so it's not like I know him that well, but I remember the day Clinton left a mark on me. It was when he was visiting Canada and made a speech at the Canadian parliament building in Ottawa. It was to be a 15 minute speech or so but he ended up speaking close to an hour and a half and mostly all off the top of his head. He was his witty and charming typical self and had everyone's undivided attention. To me, that's what a leader should be like, no reading from notes ever as it takes away human contact.
The book is along the same lines. I don't think it needed to be 1000 pages long but Bill makes it work with some well placed anecdotes and some pretty good humour too. I'll no doubt talk more about the book when I'm done but so far, it cements the image of him I had. An image of an interesting, endearing and approachable man