Condoleezza Rice's book, Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family, was selected as the freshman summer 2012 reading book for Montana State University's 2,400 incoming freshmen. The book will be discussion topic this fall in classes and groups.
Rice's book is a memoir of her experiences growing up in a segregated south, the importance of her family and education in making her the success she has become.
She has said the fact that she could not even eat at the Woolworth's lunch counter as a girl, yet grew up to be the 66th U.S. Secretary of State, is testament to the opportunities available in the United States, as well as the belief her parents had that she could do anything.
Rice is currently a professor of political economy in the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and a Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution at Stanford.
Her second memoir, No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington, is about her years as Secretary of State and she's also written four other books about international relations.
The Montana State University Freshman Convocation will be held on September 5th at 7:30