I probably shouldn't say I've read this book. After all a skipped a chunk in the middle. However I really enjoyd his perseptiveness about humans and humanity in general. The chunk I skipped was where he was so positive about healing and healers. It was sort of disconcerting after he had made such a perfectly good case for being depressed in our socity. But after that he gos back to talking about life in a rational way so I don't know what little gleeful pollyeanna took over his computer and wrote that chapter.