In the media landscape of Karrine Steffans and Kim Kardashians, who exploit their lives for profit and social capital, Moore's memoir serves a unique purpose and sets a standard of values that comes with time, growth and maturity.
The scramble to dig up any piece of salacious dirt, gossip, or innuendo about President Obama before he was President Obama is never ending. The latest in the long train of purported tell-all exposes on Obama is no different.
Once upon a time athletes were idolized on a level reserved for presidents, war heroes, and explorers. Today, with the advent of reality TV and gossip-mongering magazines, it seems there's little use for "nice" stories.