Thanks to Edward Snowden and the N.S.A., “Big Data” is a hot---and controversial---topic these days. In Charles D. Morgan’s lively memoir, «Matters of Life and Data», he shows that data gathering itself is neither good nor bad---it’s how it’s used that matters. But Big Data isn’t the whole story here---Morgan is also a champion race car driver, a jet pilot, and an all-around gadget-geek-turned-business-visionary. Life is about solving the problems we’re faced with, and Charles Morgan’s life has been one of trial, error, and great achievement. His story will inspire all who read it.