"Diane Rehm, host of a Washington, D.C., radio talk show, tells the story of her own life. Although the author's reading adds dimension to the story, it is generally stilted and borders on the monotonous. The result is a strained and cautious narration, although fans of her radio show may find it less tedious. A professional audiobook narrator would have helped this book live up to its potential. It chronicles more than twenty years of broadcasting history as the backdrop to this personal story of the transformation of the sheltered daughter of a conservative Christian-Arab family into a woman of influence. J.E.M. (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine"