This book arrived on time which was good since I used this book to write a report for a citizenship class. It was okay. All of the speeches were nice, but repetitive. The message of rags to riches and hope was in several speeches, so those speeches became somewhat boring to read. Individually, the speeches would touch any human heart, but together, the same message can get tiresome. Over all though, it was a nice read, but I wouldn't recommend buying it. It's more of a book that I'd borrow or check-out.