Every now and again you come across a book that has the power to make you laugh out loud, shed a tear or two, hope for a better day or even become audibly profane with one of the book's characters. The Help is one of those rare finds. Set in the early sixties, deep in Mississippi it is the story of three women who represent both sides of the racial divide. Taking unimaginable risks two black maids and one white socialite form a bond and meet in secret to compile a tell all book about what it is like to work as a black maid in the white homes of the deep south. The Help is a story about something real, something courageous and something that should matter to us all, hope for a better tomorrow. Extraordinary..........everyone should read it.