Top critical review
January 20, 2019
3.5/5 stars — a rating given solely for the quality of the book. This does not reflect my opinion about Kamala Harris, who I deeply respect and admire.
I felt that this was clearly a campaign book — a book that was meant to hammer in Harris’ past accomplishments and policy/issue positions in light of her (likely) bid for presidency. And while learning about these things was interesting, I felt that it caused the book to lose the quality it could have had. Some ideas that could have resonated came off as being clichés and tried too hard to be meaningful metaphors, and I felt as though many of Kamala’s points and ideas read like laundry lists — bullet points that she needed to get down to convince us that she should be our president in 2020.
And again, I deeply respect and admire Senator Harris, but the quality of this book merited a 3.5 star ratin.