This book is probably not very well known, but it is a great book. The story is a true account of Dennis Augustine as he grows from a gang member to an extremely successful, highly sought after, surgeon. When his life takes a turn for the worst, he is forced to confront his ideas and views of reality and consider what is really important in life. As it says on the back of his book, "this is a powerful tale of the human spirit in search of its higher self." It is so powerful to hear how Dr. Augustine had more success than most people could imagine, yet it is this very success that almost destroyed him. It brings to mind that adage, "Be careful what you wish for."