and no wonder!! From adolescent rebellion (sadistic mother) to San Quentin (Caryl Chessman's friend and roommate); from search for self: ex-longshoren, ex-prizefighter, ex-corporation executive, ex-Olympic swimming team coach (also coached Florence Chadwick), ex-boxer, ex-diamond hunter, ex-entertainer etc, etc. with enough global hopping to make a kangaroo flop, to rehabilitator, this autobiography reads as fast as a series of newspaper headlines and generally with about as much depth. The exception to this occurs when Sands is discussing the influences in his life, his belief and work in the rehabilitation of convicts, his views on capital punishment and the need for ""prevention"" of juvenile delinquency. As an inspirational story, geared as such, it is eminently readable and quite as remarkable as the man himself.