Acquired via BookCrossing 27 Nov 2009 – Bookring

It was with a little trepidation that I opened this book, given that previous readers had said it was boring, preachy and self-centered. I actually didn’t find this. Sure, it was about Wood’s life-changing decision to leave Microsoft and set up the Room To Read charity, which builds libraries and schools in places that really need them, and it was maybe more a business biography than a personal one. But I did feel he was honest and open. He talks about working long days but also about the toll that has taken on his personal and emotional life, and he celebrates his teams in a good way. I loved the bits about going running with the redoubtable Steve Ballmer when he was still at Microsoft!

One reader had pasted in some pictures of Nepal etc and this made it very special.

Room to Read is a fantastic charity and I’ll be looking at making a donation to them. The Birmingham BookCrossers have sponsored the building of a library in India through Good Gifts and it’s certainly a lovely feeling to do such a thing.

Anyway – a good, interesting and celebratory read.