Chelsea Manning is an American transparency activist, politician and former US Army intelligence analyst. She lives in Brooklyn and works as a security consultant and expert in data science and machine learning. She has written for the Guardian and New York Times and tweets @xychelsea.
Gripping ... It takes extraordinary qualities to do some of the
things she recounts in this book ... Manning has become a new kind
of American heroine
Electrifying ... an insider confessional turned inside out for the 21st century ... Manning reckons with this complex relationship of sex and gender to political radicalism ... absorbing ... sublime
One of the bravest persons alive
A terrific read, full of unexpected turns and details that counter many of the assumptions made about Manning at the time ... Opens like a Jason Bourne novel
Chelsea Manning is the biggest hero that ever lived
A heroine to millions
A searing personal element ... Although troubling to read, it manages to be uplifting as well
*The New York Times*
Harrowing ... affecting
A candidly told story from activist Chelsea Manning, which turns the tell-all confessional upside down. ... Chelsea moves through her life story with poignant, personal detail ... It's shocking to read what she's witnessed and triumphed over.
Forceful ... To those who see Manning as a hero, [her memoir] will only intensify that feeling, given all the hardships she has overcome. Those who see villainy may perhaps find their views tempered by sympathy