Ayaan Hirsi Ali is an amazing writer and has been through some amazing and horrendous experiences. I am thankful that she has been able to share them with us in this amazing book. While at times the book can be a little graphic and hard to read, it is the story of her life thus far and what she has lived through and is mostly just engrossing. It gives me hope that she and women like her have been able to escape the bonds of their enforced religion and society, but it also saddens me that there are so many more women who are still in that situation with no freedom and no choice, sacrificing their lives and children to the Islamic cause. This is mainly an autobiography of Ali's life, but, as anyone who does know who she is will understand, Ali also has a political agenda. She strongly speaks out against Islam and the government of her home country and others in which she has lived.