This is a wonderful book. I identified madly through some of it and found it basically fascinating and insightful and wise from page one. And deliciously self-deprecating when it wasn't wise. It was the story of a rigorous and profound father/son relationship. And it nestled itself so snugly into the times, with David Leser's characteristic clarity and insight. So I was led to thinking about all the blokes I know and their relationships with their father which are mostly difficult and painful. Great read.