June 14, 2011

Behind the black door

I'm a bit of a political junkie when it comes to memoirs. I've read them all and find it fascinating what goes on behind the scenes. Sometimes it also gives you a total different view on things or make you wonder how three people so very differently have experienced the same thing (Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton and Madeleine Albright on the Lewinsky story)

Sarah Brown's book Behind the black door is a diary over the 3 years Gordon Brown was Prime Minister and Sarah was WOPM. It's an honest and open book where she writes about everything from being a mother of two little boys to meeting President Bush and Nelson Mandela. How she finds herself feeling frumpy after recently given birth and not liking to speak in public. A very normal woman. And that is why I like the book. Sarah Brown is just a normal woman who happens to be married to the Prime Minster of the UK. She still has her own life and own agenda and is trying to do her best. Just like you and me.

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