When the writer putting all that together is Charles Krauthammer, you get a book called, Things That Matter.
Krauthammer is known to millions of nightly television viewers as an insightful political analyst and conservative commentator on the Fox News nightly program, "Special Report with Bret Baier."
He's also a Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist.
Now, he's taken 30 years of his keen observations on politics and life and turned that collection of essays into a best-selling book.
Krauthammer has never written much about his personal life. Few know that he was once a liberal Democrat. What made him change?
Krauthammer spoke more about this and his new book, on The 700 Club, Monday, Nov. 11.