I read this book to fulfil the goal read a book that inspiried a common phrase or idiom. in this case the word was yahoo. (it was one of the books suggested for the prompt by the internet) i didn't find it horrible. i did read the abriged version found in the kids section of the library. the introduction said that they just took out his political discorces to shorten it. i don't feel i missed much. the book overall was a little creepy and boring, but i could see how someone could like it. i was telling my seven year old about it, and he was asking me a lot of questions so maybe that's the mindset i need to enjoy it.