This autobiography might well appeal to martial artists or chess enthusiastists, because it is really more about the author describing, analysing, and occasionally excusing(thinly veiled) his exploits. It may appeal to others who are intensely competitive and inspire those who want to reach the absolute top of their field. If you enjoy listening to a stroke by stroke description of an eighteen hole golf game, this book might tempt you. For myself, I did not think that it had anything new to say about the art of learning, and it took a lot of reading for me to realise this. My feminine side got bored by the competitiveness, the violence and the self absorption.