A lusty book, written with candor that is at times startling. The result is highly entertaining, but the shock-easilies wont like it. He has no compunctions about undressing in public -- and this goes for family and friends as well as for himself; and yet he manages to do it so ingratiatingly, and with so little malice or nastiness, that one forgives him. Largely autobiographical, though not chronologically circumstantial. He tells of his childhood, his schooling, the war years,his career in medicine, odd cases that come the way of a psychiatrist. There is something of Dr. Munthe's appeal, without the sentiment. He tells all and tells it well, with humor, individuality and unorthodox honesty. English, but not too English.